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COMM.1000: Prof. Phebe Szatmari Fall 2021

Communications 1000

About Comm 1000

                                                 Prof. Szatmari                                           

Office: 3439 Boylan Hall

                                                         718-951-5225                                                          

Zoom Office Hrs: M 4-6pm & by appointment

                                                                            phebe.szatmari@brooklyn.cuny.edu                                                             

Fall 2021

COMM 1000 (8684)

Survey Communication Studies

3 hours; 3 credits

Mondays remote, Wednesdays: 11 AM-12:15  ̶  Classroom TBD (REMOTE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF FALL 2021)

Schedule

Course Schedule

Date

 

Content

 

Assignment/Reading Due

W-8/25
Remote

Course Introduction/Syllabus Review

Introduction to Communication

  • Chapter 1: Survey of Communication Study

  • In class: Begin setup of Communication Connection Blog/Vlog website

M-8/30

Remote

Introduction to Communication

  • Chapter 1: Survey of Communication Study

  • Website and Post 1 due Monday 8/30, noon

W-9/1
Remote

 

History of Communication Study

  • Chapter 1 & 4: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 1 due Wednesday 9/1, 11am

  • Questionnaire due in class

M-9/6

College Closed--No Class

 

W-9/8

No Classes Scheduled

 

M-9/13

Remote

History of Communication Study

  • Post 4 due Monday 8/30, noon

W-9/15

No Classes Scheduled

 

M-9/20
Remote

Communicating with Words--Verbal Communication

  • Chapter 2: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 4 due Monday 9/20, noon

  • Post 2 due Monday 9/20, noon

  • Optional 1:1 Introductory Zoom due by 9/20, Monday (10-15 minutes)

W-9/22
11-12:15

Communicating with Words--Verbal Communication

 

  • Chapter 2: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 2 due Wednesday, 9/22, 11am

M-9/27
Remote

Communicating without Words--Nonverbal Communication

  • Chapter 3: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 3 due Monday 9/27, noon

W-9/29

11-12:15

Communicating without Words--Nonverbal Communication

  • Chapter 3: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 3 due Wednesday, 9/29, 11am

M-10/4
Remote

Communicating in Close Relationships--Intrapersonal & Interpersonal Communication

  • Chapter 9: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 9 due Monday 10/4, noon

W-10/6
11-12:15

 

Communicating in Close Relationships--Intrapersonal & Interpersonal Communication

  • Chapter 9: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 9 due Wednesday, 10/6, 11am

M-10/11

College Closed--No Class

 

W-10/13
11-12:15

 

Communicating Across Cultures--Intercultural Communication

 

  • Chapter 12: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 12 due Wednesday 10/13, 11am

M-10/18
Remote

Communicating Across Cultures--Intercultural Communication

Review for Midterm

  • Chapter 12: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 12 due Monday, 10/18, noon

W-10/20
11-12:15

Midterm Examination

Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 12

M-10/25
Remote

Gender Communication

  • Chapter 13: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 13 due Monday 10/25, noon

W-10/27
11-12:15

Gender Communication

  • Chapter 13: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 13 due Wednesday, 10/28, 11am

M-11/1
Remote

Group Communication

  • Chapter 10: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 10 due Monday 11/1, noon

W-11/3
11-12:15

Group Communication

 

  • Chapter 10: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 10 due Wednesday, 11/3, 11am

M-11/8
Remote

Organizational Communication

  • Chapter 11: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 11 due Monday 11/8, noon

W-11/10
11-12:15

Organizational Communication 

  • Chapter 11: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 11 due Wednesday, 11/10, 11am

M-11/15
Remote

Mass Communication

  • Chapter 8: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 8 due Monday 11/15, noon

W-11/17
11-12:15

Mass Communication

  • Chapter 8: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 8 due Wednesday, 11/17, 11am

M-11/22
Remote

Communication Theory 

  • Chapter 5: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 5 due Monday 11/22, noon

W-11/24
Remote

Communication Theory 

  • Chapter 5: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 5 due Wednesday, 11/24, noon

M-11/29
Remote

Communication Research

  • Chapter 6: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 6 due Monday 11/29, noon

W-12/1
11-12:15

Communication Research

  • Chapter 6: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 6 due Wednesday, 12/1, noon

M-12/6
Remote

Rhetorical Criticism

  • Chapter 7: Survey of Communication Study

  • Post 7 due Monday 12/6, noon

W-12/8
11-12:15

Rhetorical Criticism

  • Chapter 7: Survey of Communication Study

  • Comment on 3 classmates’ Post 7 due Wednesday, 12/8, 11am

  • Optional Final 1:1 Zoom BEFORE 12/16 at the latest (10-15 minutes)

M-12/13
Remote

Review for Final Exam

 

W-12/15

10:30am-12:30pm

Final Exam  

Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will know, understand, and be able to:

  1. Describe the communication discipline and its central questions

  2. Employ communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts

  3. Engage in communication inquiry

  4. ​Critically analyze and create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context

  5. ​Identify and apply ethical communication principles and practices

  6. ​Utilize communication to embrace difference

Academic Integrity

 Academic Integrity:

a.     Plagiarism: Plagiarizing is submitting work that is in any way not your own.

 i. The faculty and administration of Brooklyn College support an environment free from cheating and plagiarism. Each student is responsible for being aware of what constitutes cheating and plagiarism and for avoiding both. The complete text of the CUNY Academic Integrity Policy and the Brooklyn College procedure for policy implementation can be found at www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/policies. If a faculty member suspects a violation of academic integrity and, upon investigation, confirms that violation, or if the student admits the violation, the faculty member MUST report the violation.

ii. If you’re not sure what constitutes plagiarism, review this tutorial: 

Strategies for Avoiding Plagiarism

iii. Take pride in completing your own work.

 

b.     Grade grubbing:

Hounding me for higher grades is called “grade grubbing,” and it’s a form of academic dishonesty. It will not be tolerated.

Student Accomodations

Disabilities Services:

In order to receive disability-related academic accommodations students must first be registered with the Center for Student Disability Services. Students who have a documented disability or suspect they may have a disability are invited to set up an appointment with the Director of the Center for Student Disability Services, Ms. Valerie Stewart-Lovell at (718) 951-5538. If you have already registered with the Center for Student Disability Services, please provide your professor with the course accommodation form and discuss your specific accommodation with him/her.

Preferred Name and Gender pronouns

All people have the right to be addressed and referred to in accordance with their personal identity. In this class, you can indicate the name that you prefer to be called by and, if you choose, to identify pronouns with which you would like to be addressed. I will do my best to address and refer to all students accordingly and support classmates in doing so as well.

Course Description & Objectives

Course Description

Introduction to the theory and practice of the discipline of communication. How people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts. How human communication influences and is influenced by the relationships we form, our institutions, society, organizations, and media. (Not open to students who took Communication 1001 or Speech/Communication Arts, Sciences and Disorders 1205.)

 

Course Objectives

  • To introduce the field of communication, its vocabulary, research fields, history, development, and concerns

  • To critically examine how communication practices at the personal group, institutional, and societal levels reflect social norms and play a decisive role in defining the nature of the relationships at each of those levels

  • To survey the ideas, principles, models and majors theories involved in various forms of human communication

  • To appreciate why competent communication is necessary for a successful personal, social, professional, and public life

About Communications Connections Blog

You will create and maintain a free weekly blog on CUNY Academic Commons Wordpress, posting a personal response to a specific topic as assigned by the instructor. All weekly blog topics and due dates can be found in Blackboard. 

Your blog must be public; be sure to make it accessible/public and send me the published link every week. Weekly blog posts will be due on Sunday’s. Your posts should be about 500-750 words long. DO NOT send me the link to your blogs “dashboard” or editor. Share the published link of the specific blog post as you would share a link with someone else. 

Pick a good title for your blog that will be meaningful to you and to your audience; do NOT pick “COMM 1000,” or “My Blog” or “Communication Connection,” etc. Remember your title is the very first thing anyone sees or reads of your work.

Your blog posts will be evaluated using a rubric that you can download from Blackboard. Your blog will be evaluated based on content, voice, citations, multimedia inclusion, and tagging your posts. This is an opportunity to gain writing experience and begin building your communication portfolio.