Details for Communication Theory

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: COM500
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Lily Arasaratnam-Smith


The following courses are prerequisites:

  • Completion of at least a 400-level subject

Awards offering Communication Theory

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Assess communication theory and its relation to practice, particularly theories relating to interpersonal and intercultural communication;
  2. Summarise and appraise key works in communication theory;
  3. Formulate a theory-in-practice scenario to defend understanding of chosen theory;
  4. Compile recent works in a particular theory and assess the theory’s relevance for current times.

Subject Content

  • Introduction to communication theory
  • Theories in interpersonal communication
  • Theories in intercultural communication
  • Theories in mass communication
  • Relationship between theory and research

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • Distance/E-learning (online)
  • Intensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Forum Reflections (20%)
  • Role-Play (10%)
  • Major Essay (40%)

Prescribed Text

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