SP-101: Introduction to Communication Studies (2D)
Course, prefix, number, & title: SP-101 Introduction to Communication Studies (2D)
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3
Pre-requisites (if any): None
Course Description in college catalog:
This course will be a survey of the current methods and theories that inform the study of Communication. Students will develop an understanding of the issues encompassed by Communication Studies including: Mass Media, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Intercultural and Small Group Communication as well as Public Address. This course will inform both the beginning Communication Studies student, and also students who seek to improve their communication skills in general. It is recommended that Speech Communication Majors take this course in the first semester.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
- Students will be able to describe the scope of the disciplines involved in the study of communication
- Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the ethical use of resources through both a research paper, speeches and group project
- Students will deliver both speeches and group presentation using acceptable delivery style
- Students will relate communication theory to everyday life
- Students will listen actively
- Students will employ technology to both research and create research paper, speeches and group project
Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments.
Other program outcomes (if applicable).
Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
b. Reflection papers
d. Group project
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.