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COMM 1000 Survey of Communication Studies: Archive Sharona Levy

Communications 1000 OER site

Course Description

Survey of basic concepts in modern communication, including history, theories, models and issues pertaining to intrapersonal, interpersonal, nonverbal, small group, intercultural, and mass communication. Includes examination of technology, literacy, and communication processes.

Downloadable Syllabus

Learning Outcomes

Students will
1. Be able to define the term human communication.
2. Describe the history and development of the field of Communications.
3. Explain fundamental elements of the communication process.
4. Distinguish major models, traditions and theories in Communication Studies.
5. Recognize and use communication theories in a range of communicative contexts (public, rhetorical, interpersonal, intercultural, group, gender, health, mediated, cultural, organizational and instructional).
6. Understand the process of power and influence in human communication.
7. Analyze scholarly communication literature, historical and contemporary texts.
8. Sharpen their reading, writing, listening, analytical and teamwork skills, particularly those necessary to civic and professional success and life-long learning.

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism and cheating are unacceptable. “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. 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.” The complete text of the CUNY Academic Integrity Policy and the Brooklyn College procedure for implementing that policy can be found here.

Student Accomodations

To receive disability-related academic accommodations students must first be registered with the Center for Student Disability Services (CSDS). 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 CSDS please provide me with the course accommodation form and discuss your specific accommodation with me as soon as possible and at an appropriate time.

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.

About Comm 1001/CASD 1205

                                                  Dr. Sharona A. Levy                                                  

Office: 3439 Boylan Hall


Office Hrs: M 3-4pm, Th 11am-12pm  & by appointment


Spring 2019

COMM 1001/CASD 1205 MW3 (18677/18423)

Introduction to Communication/Modern Communication Theories

3 hours; 3 credits

Mondays, Wednesdays: 11 AM-12:15  ̶  4145 Boylan Hall