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Taso Lagos
COM 201
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Communication I

Introduces students to four core principles that undergird the study and practice of communication - communication literacy, research inquiry, theories and concepts, and community engagement. Principles discussed and developed in the context of international communication, political communication, and communication technology and society.

Class description

We spend more time in a mediated (TV, cell phones, internet, etc.) environment than we do in real nature! But like fish swimming in water, most of us have little concept of what media are about, what they are doing to us and whether society is better or worse off as a result of 500+ TV channels, ipods, internet access or Xbox. And what do these media mean for your life? Think of this class as a laboratory where you learn, test ideas, debate (respectfully!) and expand your thinking of this mediated world that we inhabit. Its your world and the more you know about it the better off and more successful you will be in it!

Student learning goals

Enhance your critical thinking

Help you synthesize various and even contradictory material

Engage you in discussion and debate

Guide you in various theoretical and conceptual notions to mass media

Give you the tools you need to become a better modern citizen

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Taso Lagos
Date: 03/27/2007