COMM100 Introduction to Communication

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Covers complexities of the communication process. Includes insights into the dynamics of general communication behaviors, involvement in active exploration of basic communication theories and concepts, and opportunities to develop communication strengths. Prerequisite: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).

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41800 Web


From September 21 through December 12, 2020
Textbooks for CRN 41800
Instructor: Rudy L Morrow
Tuition: credit Fees: $20
For information, contact the department at 971-722-4264 (Office) or 971-722-4854 (Dept Chair).

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Course details: CRN 41800

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Instructor comments:


From the Instructor:

Hello! My name is Rudy Morrow, and I'll be your instructor for this course. For the past 15 years I have taught Public Speaking Courses at Portland Community College and George Fox University. Prior to that I was a High School Principal at Salem Academy in Salem, Oregon. I have a masters degree in Speech Communication from Portland State University and a masters degree in Religous Studies from Pepperdine University. I also have an administrative license in the state of Oregon for Elementary through High School Administration from Portland State University My philosophy of teaching an online course is that I'm a facilitator. This arrangement is similar to but different from many traditional classes, in that I won't be standing before you every day, helping to mediate the material for you (by lecturing, for example). The responsibility for 'getting' the material in this course is yours, though I have done and will continue to do my best to create online learning activities that will help you learn. The key point is that an online course like this one requires maturity and responsibility on your part. Think of me as a guide: I will be here to guide you on your journey, but you must be prepared to do the walking. I cannot carry you. When the course becomes available be sure to read the syllabus carefully and let me know if you have questions.

Course Specific Requirements:

Textbook: Communication: Principles for a Lifetime by Steven and Susan Beebe and Diana Ivy. Pearson Publishers Seventh Edition (Ebooks) Learning Outcomes Use a newly gained understanding of the cause and effect of communication behaviors to begin to reduce miscommunication with others. Use the insight into filters created through the framework of culture, society, organizations, family, and self in order to make responsible personal choices in many types of relationships. Continuing to explore different areas of communication in order to expand a broad-base of skills and communicative tools when interacting with others.

Web course information

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Web & Remote Teaching Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
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