This course exposes students to concepts, principles, process, model and ideology of communication. It creates awareness among students about the essential theories to address important questions specifically about the functions of media. It encourages the students to think critically about how theories have been developed in the past and applied today. This course provides the students a wide range of areas in studying communication theories which includes interpersonal, groups, public and mass media. The students will also experience the challenge of communication by doing some fieldwork tasks that are given in a form of group assignments throughout the course. Aspects of sociology and psychology will also be emphasized.
- Baran, Stanley J. and Davis, Dennis K. 2009. Mass Communication Theory. USA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. 5th
- Littlejohn, S. W., & Foss, K. A. 2008. Theories of human communication (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth
- Littlejohn, Stephen W. and Foss, Karen A. Theories of Human Communication. USA: Thomson Higher Education. 9th Edition.
- West, Richard and Turner, Lynn H. Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application. NY: McGraw-Hill. 2nd Edition.
- Wood, Julia T. Communication Theories in Action: An Introduction. USA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning. 3rd Edition.