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  1. COM 310 UOP Tutorial / com310dotcom

  2. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Entire Course COM 310 Week 1 DQ 1 • COM 310 Week 1 Individual Assignment Communication Introduction Worksheet • COM 310 Week 1 DQ 1 • COM 310 Week 1 DQ 2 • COM 310 Week 1 DQ 3 • COM 310 Week 2 Learning Team • Please study the syllabus to familiarize yourself with the objectives we will be covering in this course. What are yourexpectations of this class? Do you have any preconceived notions when you hear the term "Communication Theory"?

  3. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 1 DQ 2 COM 310 Week 1 DQ 3 • Your text discusses the concept of individual "fields of experience". How does a person's field of experience influence a communication event? Can you think of a communication experience or relationship you have had • (I realize this is the last day of Week 1, but I wanted to post this anyway, just to highlight another theory from the Week 1 reading. It is perfectly fine for this discussion to carry into the first few days of Week 2.)

  4. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 1 Individual Assignment Communication Introduction Worksheet COM 310 Week 2 DQ 1 • Communication Introduction Worksheet (Individual). • Complete the University of Phoenix Material “Communication Introduction Worksheet” located in Week One of the COM310 ecampus page. Instructions and details of the assignment are included. • Chapter 9 of your text discusses the Uncertainty Reduction Theory which is the only communication theory devoted to initial interactions. There are seven axioms of URT. Please choose one axiom and discuss

  5. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 2 DQ 2 COM 310 Week 2 DQ 3 • Chapter 10 of your text discusses the Social Penetration Theory which involves self-disclosure. What are the consequences of poorly planned or inappropriate self-disclosure? Can you think of examples from your own life where self-disclosure caused a problem? Conversely, what are the benefits of self-disclosure? • Chapter 13 of your text discusses the Communication Privacy Management Theory, which is a practical theory designed to explain the everyday issue of whether or not to tell someone something. Many of our interactions

  6. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 2 DQ 4 COM 310 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Communication Theories Matrix • Chapter 11 of your text discusses the Social Exchange Theory which is based on the notion that people review and weigh their relationships in terms of costs and rewards. Does applying this theory to your current or past relationships help you understand those relationships? (These can be personal relationships or work-related relationships.) Explain your answer. • Communication Theories Matrix (Learning Team) • Complete the University of Phoenix Material “Communication Theories Matrix” located in Week One of the COM310 ecampus page. Instructions and details of the assignment are included. Please complete the peer evaluation form after this assignment is completed.

  7. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 3 DQ 1 COM 310 Week 3 DQ 2 • Chapter 14 of your text discusses the concept of Groupthink. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with having a high level of cohesiveness among members of a group. Have you ever been in a group • Chapter 15 of your text discusses the Adaptive Structuration Theory. This theory has three main components: Agency and reflexivity, duality of structure, and social integration. Please choose one of these elements of the

  8. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 3 DQ 3 COM 310 Week 3 DQ 4 • Chapter 17 discusses the Organizational Information Theory and the associated concept of "equivocality". Recall an organization in which you were or are a member (workplace, sports team, volunteer organization, community group, etc.). Can you remember an incident when you or the organization  received ambiguous • Chapter 16 of your text discusses the Organizational Culture Theory. In the introduction to the chapter there is a story about Fran Callahan and her job with Jewelry Plus. How do you think employees like Fran Callahan can successfully ease into a new organizational culture? Based on the information you read about the

  9. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 3 Individual Assignment Assessing Your Organization’s Values COM 310 Week 3 Learning Team Script Project Action Plan • Write a 900- to 1,200-word paper in which you analyze the values of the organization for which you work. Observe and analyze the corporate or business culture. Include the structure of the organization and information sharing practices. In the introduction to your paper, explain and • Learning Team Script Project: Action Plan (Learning Team) • Complete the Week Three section of the University of Phoenix Material “Final Learning Team Script Project” located in Week Two of the COM310 ecampus page. Instructions and details of the assignment are included. Please complete the peer evaluation form after this assignment is completed. As a note

  10. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 4 DQ 1 COM 310 Week 4 DQ 2 • Chapter 18 of your text discussesAristotle and his Rhetoric. Aristotle spent a great deal of time considering the content of a public speech but also indicates that it is crucial for a speaker to consider delivery as well. In your opinion of public speaking, which element is more important- content or delivery? Explain your response • Chapter 22 of your text discusses George Gerbner and the concept of Cultivation Analysis. For this discussion question please discuss “reality TV” (such as: Survivor, Jersey Shore, Real World) and the extent to which

  11. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 4 DQ 3 COM 310 Week 4 DQ 4 • Chapter 24 of your text discusses the Spiral of Silence Theory (SST) which rests on public opinion. One of the assertions of the SST is that people "seek out the media to confirm or disconfirm their observations and then • Chapter 23 of your text discusses the Uses and Gratifications Theory. What feature of Uses and Gratifications Theory is most appealing or most applicable to you? Why? Please incorporate examples and text references into your response.

  12. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 4 Individual Assignment Communication Theories Paper COM 310 Week 4 Learning Team Script Project Appendices • Communication Theories Paper (Individual) • Write a 1,900 to 2,700-word paper that applies three of the communication theories you have studied so far to your personal and/or professional life. Please make sure your paper is written in proper APA format. • First, start off by describing each theory’s primary tenets. • Learning Team Script Project: Appendixes (Learning Team) • Complete the Week Four section of the University of Phoenix Material“Final Learning Team Script Project” located in Week Two of the COM310 ecampus page. Instructions and details of the assignment are included. Please complete the peer evaluation form after this assignment is completed.

  13. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 5 DQ 1 COM 310 Week 5 DQ 2 • Chapter 27 of your text discusses the Standpoint Theory, which includes the concept that there are multiple truths to any given situation and therefore communication is based • Chapter 29 of your text introduces the Communication Accommodation Theory which defines accommodation as the ability to (typically unconsciously) "adjust, modify, or regulate one's behavior in response to another" (p.495). Why is it useful to engage in communication accommodation when interacting

  14. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 5 Individual Assignment Television News Program Analysis Assignment COM 310 Week 5 Learning Team Project Final Scripts • Watch television news coverage of the same story on three different TV networks to address the following three questions. Write an analysis of your findings in a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper. Include how the three • Complete the Week Five section of the University of Phoenix Material “Final Learning Team Script Project” located in Week Two of the COM/310 student website. Instructions and details of the assignment are included. 

  15. COM 310 UOP Tutorial COM 310 Week 5 Summary • Write a 350-500 words summary of the course

  16. COM 310 UOP Tutorial