Advanced Communication Theory

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Advanced Communication Theory

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    COM105 and/or permission of the instructor.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This is an advanced course on the academic study of communication where the philosophical assumptions, concepts, explanations, and principles of the most popular theories are addressed. The course explores seven foremost approaches of communication theory: the semiotic, phenomenological, cybernetic, socio-psychological, sociocultural, critical, and rhetorical approach. Analytical focus will emphasize on both macro-, micro-, and meso-level, from inter-personal relationships to society as a whole.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

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