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CAS 2301 Communication Theory

This course surveys the major theories that support research and study of communication. Starting with the broad overview theories in communication the course explores theories in interpersonal communication, relationship development, relationship maintenance, influence, group decision making, organizational communication, rhetoric, media, culture, and gender.   The course gives students a foundation in communication vocabulary, basic knowledge of key theories, an introduction to reading research journals, and practical application of theory to human communication.