Summer 2019 - CMNS 110 C100
Introduction to Communication Studies (3)
Class Number: 1283
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Jun 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
Aug 6, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication. Breadth-Social Sciences.
The aims of this course are to provide a general introduction to a range of theories that seek to explain why we communicate as we do and to critically assess the images and messages of contemporary media. The first part of the course establishes a general overview of communication theory from both theoretical and historical points of view. The second part of the course will focus on specific fields within the area of communications such as popular culture and film studies .
- Online Discussions 10%
- Assignments 40%
- Mid-term exam 25%
- Final Exam 25%
Introduction to Communication Studies (2012, 3rd ed.), McCarron.
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media and Communications (2000), Danesi.
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