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Questions for Reading Communication Theory as a Field – Robert Craig 1. In this article, Craig claims that communication theory as an identifiable field does not yet exist. What are his reasons for this argument? 2. As a corrective to the lack of a field for communication theory, Craig suggests the need to reconstruct communication theory along a dialogical-dialectical coherence rather than develop a unified theory of communication. What does this mean? Why does Craig suggest a dialogical-dialectical coherence rather than a unified theory of communication? 3. The theoretical matrix offered by Craig rests upon two principles. What are these principles? 4. What four themes does Craig identify that help to characterize constitutive models of communication?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. What does Craig mean by a first and second order communication model? What problems arise from the failure to make this distinction? 6. The theoretical matrix developed by Craig relies upon a view of communication as a practical discipline. What characteristics of communication allow for this practical disciplinary understanding? What role does theory play in a practical discipline? 7. What are the seven traditions of communication theory outlined by Craig? 8. How does each of these traditions conceptualize communication? What do they view as problems? 9. How does this classification of theory differ from traditional distinctions? What is the effect of this difference?...
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course COMM 3210 taught by Professor Craig during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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