Courses

COMM 250 Communication Theory

An introduction to the most important contemporary theories of human communication. This course will explore general issues concerning the nature of theory and communication, the relation between theory and practice, and the influence of culture and gender. Students will critically examine how the communication process contributes to the development of information and meaning, selfhood, interpersonal relationships, social influence, and culture. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • COMM-101 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Anita J. Turpin M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

INQ 120 Ethics in Communication

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
J2 Dr. Anita J. Turpin M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

INQ 300 Headline Literature

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 300 and INQ 300.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
D Dr. Anita J. Turpin M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM