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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

COMM 4800 - Communication & Media Theory

This course looks at both traditional and modern communication theories, defining theory as “why” explanations of contemporary communication phenomena. The course will provide a broad overview for students on both general communication theories that claim to apply to all communication phenomena, and special communication theories that apply to one type of communication. The course will strike a balance between theories that apply to one on one, interpersonal, and face to face communication and those that apply to computer mediated and mediated communication which occurs in an increasingly information-intensive and media rich world.

Prerequisite: Completion of at least 30 hours of 3000- or 4000- level COMM, JOUR, or MDST courses