CMNS 347 Lecture 1 Notes
CMNS 347: Instructor: Terry Neiman, [email protected], 604.266.7227.
Mondays, 1:30pm – 2:20pm, or by appointment; Burnaby Room K8657.
Tuesdays, 10:30am – 11:20am, or by appointment; Burnaby Room K8657.
Fridays, 11:30am – 12:20pm, or by appointment; HCC 2134 (phone 778.782.8740).
Course information on SFU Canvas.
• Downloadable course manual including syllabus, assignments, and grading rubrics.
Weekly readings posted in pdf format on Canvas.
• See syllabus for schedule.
• This material covered will be on the final exam.
Page 1 of 6 CMNS 347 Lecture 1 Notes
Viewing “The Siege of Bethlehem”
Focus on communication:
• “The Siege of Bethlehem” is not about who is right or wrong in the
Israel/Palestine conflict; it is about how people communicate in conflict.
• Negotiation is the main form of communication used by the Israeli soldiers
and Palestinians in the church. However, there are other kinds of
communication, and there are other parties involved in the situation shown in
In-class assignment (to be turned in at the break):
Write a paragraph on the following question: What more do you want to know that
is not presented in the documentary?
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A Three-dimensional Model:
Process (How?) Effect (Why?)
• How do we do X? • Outcomes/Artifacts