• JCC1510: Introduction to Communication

    Course Description

    Students will be introduced to the theories, processes, and applications of verbal and non-verbal human communication and explore why and how people communicate (face-to-face, in public, through the mass media, etc.). Students will also examine the ways that new communication technologies are shaping private and public discourse. Students will gain the skills necessary to recognize and analyze communication failures and be able to apply those skills in the process of becoming more effective communicators.

    Course Objectives

    After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Identify the components of the communication process
    • Compare theories of communication
    • Explain how traditional and new communication technologies affect the communication process
    • Explain how human communication operates in a number of contexts such as intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, organizational, intercultural, public and mediated
    • Demonstrate the applicability of communication theory in real-life circumstances
    • Recognize and analyze communication failures
    • Think critically about communication messages in advertising, popular media and news