PRELIM 1 Review

PRELIM 1 Review - COMM Review Sheet Chapter 1:...

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COMM Review Sheet Chapter 1: Communication- A social process in which individuals employ symbols to establish and interpret meaning in their environment. Key Terms in Defining Communication : Social- When interpreting communication as social, we mean to suggest that it involves people and interactions. This necessarily includes tow people, a sender and a receiver. Both play an integral role in the communication process. When communication is social, it involves people who come to an interaction with various intentions, motivation, and abilities. ( The notion that people and interactions are part of the communication process). Process- To suggest that communication is a process means that it is ongoing and unending. Communication is also dynamic, complex, and continually changing. With this view of communication, we emphasize the dynamics of making meaning. Therefore, communication has no definable beginning and ending. The process nature of communication also means that much can happen from the beginning of a conversation to
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course COMM 1300 taught by Professor Scherer,c. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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