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is an OSU Department of Speech Communication course offered in a video
workbook "IDL" (individual distance learning) format as part of OSU
Extended Campus (formerly
If you take this as an IDL course, you will view a series of videotaped lectures and use this website.
NOTE: COMM 321 as an IDL course is designed for and available to students who cannot take COMM 321 on the Corvallis campus. OSU-Corvallis students should take COMM 321 as a regularly scheduled classroom course.
Material may be added during the term. Please check back for updates.
You have reached the land of "Communication Theory," a place where puzzles are solved and mysteries revealed (at least about communication, hopefully). COMM 321 is a required course in both the Communication major and Communication minor. The minor is available through OSU Statewide.
*** Since its inception this course has used the 3rd, 4th (2000), and 5th (2002) edition of the text, A First Look At Communicaton Theory, by Em Griffin. The syllabus features the 5th edition. The videos correspond more directly to the 3rd edition.
321 (e-campus) PowerPoint lecture notes!
(These appear in reverse order from the video lectures--start at the bottom of this list!)
Cultural and Gender Theories
Media Effects Theories
Media Communication Theories
Organizational Communication Theories
Group Decision Making Theories
Social Influence Theories
Interpersonal Relationship Communication Theories and Concepts
Nonverbal Communication Theories
Communication Rules and CMM
Some Thoughts on Theory and Research
321 e-campus General Information
COMM 321 e-campus Syllabus and Assignment Due Dates!
COMM 321 e-campus Writing Tasks
Communication Story Paper
Communication Event Analysis Paper
321 e-campus Grade Guidelines
COMM 321 e-campus Instructor Information
The Communication Theory Course at Ohio University
Conflict Management and Negotiation Courses Page
454 Advanced Argumentation Course Information
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