Welcome to COM 110! Whether you have decided to major or minor in the study of Communication, Public Relations, or Digital Media Communication, or if this class just looked like an interesting elective, I’m glad you are here to learn more about the study of communication. In this class you will gain a basic understanding of communication theory and terminology, and learn to apply it in a number of communication contexts. In particular, you will learn how the meaning of communication messages changes based on the ideological, cultural, and contextual assumptions and implications that all participants bring to the message.