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Paul van der Veur
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-117
Phone: 607-753-4201
Fax: 607-753-4821

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COM 453 - Context in Human Affairs

Study of background information, meaning and messages, and identification and evaluation of assumptions, systems of logic and values embedded in verbal and non-verbal signs and physical acts. Topics include human communication, language, context, information processing, argumentation, critical thinking, speech acts, pragmatics, conflict management and change. Emphasis is on prerequisite knowledge of context for efficient and effective communication.

Prerequisite: COM 100

(3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code C = offered at least once every two years
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.