The primary objective of this course is to offer an alternative focus on the most important theories of communication in today’s globalized and mediated society. Communication Theory presents an historic range of communication theories, including interpretive, (new) media, critical, rhetorical, cultural, and scientific. The emphasis is on engaging social and cultural contexts in order to utilize theory in everyday life and to prepare learners with a knowledge set for the capstone. We will examine ways of organizing theory into paradigms and traditions and also consider issues of constructing theory.
**this course is taught on ground and online