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2010/2011  BA-1FCO  Fundamentals of Communication, Module 1

English Title
Fundamentals of Communication, Module 1

Course Information

Language English
Point 5 ECTS (150 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Autumn . First Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BA in Information Management
Course Coordinator
Annette Hoffskov
Main Category of the Course
  • Communication

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
The aim of the workshops is, besides training the application of the theories and principles presented in the lectures, to develop students’ capacity and confidence in reading academic texts and in writing papers and assignments. The workshops parallel to the lectures will introduce students to academic genres, standards and demands; train neutral description, summaries, comparisons and analyses.
Individual paper
Exam Period May/June
The examination is a 1st quarter paper of max. 3 pages. The paper is individual and students are graded individually.
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

Module 1 focuses on basic theories and concepts in communication studies.

The course, module 1, provides an introduction to basic theories and concepts in communication studies. Topics will include:

· Communication theories and models.

· Basic constituents of the communicative act: sender, message and receiver.

· Advanced constituents and models.

· General communicative forms: mass communication and interpersonal communication.

· Communicative processes: an act of transmission or an act of constitution.

· Text-context: symbols, what they refer to and how we interpret them.

Teaching Methods
Lectures and workshops

Fairbairn, Gavin &Winch, Christopher (1996). Reading, Writing and Reasoning: A Guide for Students. New York: McGraw Hill Higher Education.

Griffin, Em (2009). A First Look at Communication Theory. 7th edition. New York: McGraw Hill.