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1150_EXAM_1_REVIEW - EXAM 1 REVIEW The Exam will include...

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EXAM 1 REVIEW The Exam will include 50-60 questions (multiple choice, matching, and true/false). You will need a Large Scantron form and #2 pencils to record your answers. Overview of Comm. Studies (Wood [CM], chs. 1 & 2, K. Filbel lecture) Where did Comm. Studies departments originate? -art of rhetoric mid 400s BC in Syracuse, sicily -sicilians overthrew regime and formed democratic society What was the focus of early departments? -corax & tisias- first theorist and teachers- taught citizens how to present claims forcefully and effectively How has that focus changed? -liberal education a. 1800’s-1900’s US first major democratic nation with compulsory education -considered core aspect college education -“rule of people” -public speaking increasingly important means of persuasion and influence -19 th centuryuniversities held chairs of rhetoric held by distinguished scholors and civic leaders- john quincy adams -1912- association of education in journalism and mass com was founded -1914- national asso. Of teacher of public speaking was founded -early 20 th century john dewey championed progressive thinking in cultural life -1914 speech teachers of America was founded…later become national communication asso. In 1997 Communication (J. Wood’s definition and detailed explanation of all elements of it) -communication- systemic process in which individuals interact with and through symbols to create and interpret meanings. -1.Process-(communication) is both ongoing and dynamic 2. Systems: consists of interrelated parts that affect one another 3.Symbols: abstract, arbitrary, and ambiguous representation of meaning 4. Meanings: significance we bestow on phenomena, or what they use to signify to us Linear models of comm. (Laswell model & Shannon/Weaver model) - ( Laswell- one-way, process in which one person acts on another person”transmission model” ) -shannon/weaver model( NOISE-anything that interferes with intended meaning) Interactive model of comm. - feedback- response to message *one person communicates to another, then sends feedback to first person
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Transactional model of comm. - people can communicate SIMULTANEOUSLY instead of taking turns -send&& receive -varying NOT constant -MOST ACCURATE Research methods (quantitative and types, qualitative and types, critical) - Qualitative- non numerical - Texual analysis : interpretation of symbolic activities - Ethnography : used for researched to discover what symbolic activies mean by immersing themselves in activies and their context and gaining insight into perspective of those who are active to context - Historical research : provides knowledge about significant past events, people, and activities - Quantitative- numerical(surveys, experiments) -Critical Research - identify and challenge communication practices that oppress, marginalize, or otherwise harm individuals and social groups -advance social awareness -help to understand how certain groups and practices become dominant -challenge racism and sexism -Triangulation: syudying phenomena in multiple ways Understanding Communication Theories (Wood [CT], ch. 2, Filbel lecture)
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