ERIC Number: ED381825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-19
Reference Count: N/A
Foundations of Learning: Teaching the Introduction to Communication Studies.
Rice, Donald E.; Tkachuk, Hank
This paper presents materials related to an introduction to communication studies course, a sophomore-level course at Concordia College, Minnesota. The paper begins with discussions of the course philosophy and implementation, noting that the course design is based on a trajectory through three major units of study--definitions and processes of communication, communication contexts, and communication inquiry and research. The paper next presents a detailed course syllabus and instructions for completing the three major written assignments for the course (an abstract paper, a synthesis paper, and a research proposal paper). The paper also presents a list of speech communication sources on which to base the writing assignments, three sample abstract papers, three sample synthesis papers, and two sample research proposal papers. Forms used to critique student papers are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Context; Concordia College at Moorhead MN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (80th, New Orleans, LA, November 19-22, 1994).