The course is designed around the theme of "Being a Competent Communicator in the 21st Century."  The approach assumes that, as a rational person, you are a kind of scientist—learning through questioning, creating hypotheses, experimenting and collecting data. You will have the opportunity to engage in the direct study of your own communication and others, determine what competencies you already have and develop new competencies in the areas of symbol use, interpersonal communication, group communication and public speaking. 

You will also have some control over what you do in the course.  In order to pass, you will show you have mastered the basic concepts, and you can choose how far you wish to go beyond that by choosing other assignments. A concept map showing the relationship of
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