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Communication Studies
Martin Morris

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY WATERLOO ONCS 100B INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA HISTORY WINTER 2014LectureDay Time and ClassroomWednesday 830am1020am BA201Instructor Dr Martin Morris Associate Professor 3140 DAWB x3015 mmorriswlucaOffice Hours Wednesdays 1030am12pmCOURSE DESCRIPTION CS100 is a course tracing the history of human communication from cave paintings to multimedia In addition to offering a narrative account of 50000 years of communication using excerpts from key texts in communications history the course also introduces students to the field of communication studies and to a number of fundamental concepts in the discipline REQUIRED TEXTS David Crowley and Paul Heyer eds Communication in History Technology Culture Society NY AllynBacon 6th ed 2010Lester Faigley Roger Graves Heather Graves The Little Penguin Handbook with MyCanadianCompLab Toronto Pearson Other texts along with newspaper clippings and examessay information will be posted to the MyLearningSpace page for this courseCALCULATION OF THE FINAL GRADEMidTerm Exam In class Feb 12 35 Term Paper Due April 9 45 Tutorial Participation including attendanceungraded exercises20Late submissions of the paper are penalized 1 per day Submissions later than one week will not be accepted without a legitimate reason Pressure of workload is not an acceptable reason Please read carefully the materials on academic dishonesty appended to this course outline MIDTERM EXAMWRITING ASSIGNMENT The term paper is to be submitted in hard copy and uploaded electronically to the MYLS dropbox Detailed instructions will be included with the paper topics
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