COMM 2600 Midterm / Sanae
This study guide is meant to help you with your midterm preparation. It lists broad topics
that you should review as well as some specific concepts and key terms. You should be
able to define (in your own words), give original examples of, compare (describe the
similarities between), contrast (describe the differences between), critique, and apply. You
responsible for material from class and textbook.
The test will consist of 30 multiple choice and T/F questions (.5% each), 1 short essay
format question (worth 1%) plus one longer essay format question (worth 4%) which totals
20% weight described in your syllabus for the midterm weight.
The midterm is Thursday
The longer essay question will ask you to apply concepts and theories to a case study that
would be provided to you to read prior to the midterm. The case study will be in CuLearn
two days before the midterm. You should download it and read it closely before the
midterm exam. During the exam, do not bring your downloaded copy, I will bring a copy of
the case study for you to glance at when answering your questions.
While reading the
case study at home, pay attention to what sort of question might be asked regarding this
case study based on concepts we had studied in class and in the textbook and those
provided below. During the midterm, you will have 2 questions to answer regarding the
case study during your midterm.
Chapter 1: Introduction
What is communication competency? How can communication be described?
Composed of knowledge, sensitivity, skills, and values.
Competence arises from interaction of theory, practice, and analysis.
Some believe that a person is competent if he or she knows what is appropriate in a
specific situation, whether or not that behavior actually occurs.
A student, for
who realizes that class participation is required for a high grade
may choose not to
participate, yet the student can be considered competent
because of the knowledge or
awareness of the appropriate behavior.
researchers extend the competency
concept beyond knowledge of
appropriate behaviors to include actual language
and the achievement of interpersonal goals.
The student, from this
perspective, must not only recognize appropriate participation behaviors but also
participate so as to demonstrate communication competency.
Knowledge, Sensitivity, Skills, and Values
a. Knowledge Competency:
Ability to understand the organizational
Knowledge competencies are what we
come to know about a particular field.
Knowledge is the learning
theory and principles.
Knowledge competencies are
support our sensitivity to organizational life, to
guide our skill
development, and to assist us in
understanding the application of ethical
standards and our
personal values in a variety of organizational settings.
It is developed
though the exploration of the interactive, process nature