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COM 207 Introduction to Communication Inquiry
Credit Hours:   3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: Overview of theory and methodological practice in communication. Emphasis on the development of critical thinking and scholarly writing skills through active participation in the research process.

Prerequisites: COM 100 and ENG 101

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: Students may wish to take several COM courses (other than the required COM 100 course) prior to taking this course.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Examine the history of the communication discipline in order to explain the purposes of communication theory and research today.

2. (Analysis Level) Examine the relationship between communication theory and practice.

3. (Application Level) Identify, describe, and apply a broad range of communication theories to varying communication interactions.

4. (Application Level) Identify and report on the basic paradigms of communication research.

5. (Evaluation Level) Analyze, synthesize and evaluate research conducted within the field of communication.

6. (Analysis Level) Identify and explain the areas of research found in the communication field and the methods associated with each.

7. (Synthesis Level) Research and create a comprehensive review of literature.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Students will be required to learn APA (American Psychological Association) as one of the primary academic formatting styles.

2. Students will be required to write a seven (7) to ten (10) page review of literature.

3. The review of literature should include a minimum of seven (7) required sources taken from peer-reviewed academic journal articles. Books and websites may be used as additional sources, but will not count toward the minimum requirement of sources.