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Study Guid for Exam 1

Study Guid for Exam 1 - D Comm 200 Ken Sereno Study Guide...

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D Comm. 200 Ken Sereno Study Guide for Exam 1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Studying Communication 1. Why is the Annenberg School the School for Communication and not the School for Communications? Communication with the (s) relates to engineering. Is about the technological side of communication. 2. Why should one study communication? *Refer to notes To understand social behavior Understand yourself Improve communication skills 3. How do scholars in Communication differ from scholars in other disciplines such as psychology who also study communication? Explain. 4. What are the goals or functions of science?*Refer to notes Description Explanation Prediction Control (Application) 5. Name and describe the concepts discussed under “Understanding the Nature of Communication.” *Refer to notes 6. Diagram the 3 different models of communication. What are their essential qualities? Provide an example illustrating each model. What are the advantages and disadvantages/limitations of each model? Linear. (-) No feedback Transactional. (+) Feeback from actual verbal message and from emotion. Interactional. (+) Feedback 7. Explain and provide examples of what the text means by “Communication occurs,” “Communication attempted,” “Communication attributed,” and “Perception, but not communication, occurs.”
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“Communication occurs”= Sender intends to send a message and the receiver recognizes the sender’s intent. “Communication Attempted”= Sender sends a message but the receiver does not recognize the sender’s intent. “Communication Attributed”= Sender does not intend on sending a message but the receiver perceives the sender had a message. “Perception: Communication Does Not Occur”= Sender does not intend to send a message and receiver does not perceive sender intent. 8. What are the advantages of the text’s view of communication? The text views communication as something that specifies what something is; Distinguishes what something is from what something is not. *Communication is intentional. (According to Infante, does communication have to involve at least two people?) 9. What are objections to the text’s view of communication? Some theorists say that behavior is communication. The book (Infante) says that behavior is only communication if that behavior is intentional that is it directly correlates and agrees with what the sender is communicating, making the behavior a symbol. To be intentional, communication must have symbols which are created for the purpose of communicating. These symbols may be Verbal (words) and/or Nonverbal (gestures, facial expressions, etc. that have commonly understood meanings). 10. Name and describe the functions of communication.
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