Master's Degree

Fall 2022 Course Information
Foundations of Ag Communications

Course Description
This course will explore historical foundations of agricultural communications including selected philosophical concepts, how the field has changed over time, where it is today, and what it may look like in the future. In addition, this course will focus on an in-depth analysis and discussion of communication theories and their application and relevance to current issues in agriculture and agricultural communications.
Contacts
Instructor

David Doerfert
Office: 806-834-4477
david.doerfert@ttu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

A first look at communication theory
Griffin, E., Ledbetter, A., & Sparks, G.
Edition: 11th ed
ISBN: 9781264296101
Publisher: McGraw Hill Education

Introduction to the History of Communication: Evolutions & Revolutions
Moran, T. P.
ISBN: 978-1-4331-0412-1
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc


Course Access
 
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Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

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