COMS2301 final review

COMS2301 final review - Rivera Study Guide Exam Two COMS...

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Rivera Study Guide Exam Two 1 COMS 2301 Communication Theory Rivera Exam Two Study Guide The format for the exam is multiple choice, matching and true/false. The total point value for the exam is 100 points. The content of the exam is both from readings and class lecture / discussion. This handout is meant to be a guide to assist in your preparation. I understand that this list is long, and may seem daunting. Don’t stress, just study. Although long, this list should NOT be considered exhaustive and is therefore not a ‘contract.’ Review the items and come prepared to ask questions on review day. Review: What is a theory? (Chapter 1) o Judee Burgoon o A set of informed hunches about the way things work Based on in-class discussions, what is a paradigm? o 'the complete constellation of beliefs, values, techniques, etc., shared by the members of a scientific community.‘ (Maddison, 2005) Know and be able to identify each of the three paradigms discussed in class: Social Scientific/Objective/Positivist/Post-Positivist; Interpretive; Critical Know and be able to identify for each of the three paradigms discussed in class: Ontology, Epistemology, Axiology (class notes and paradigm chart on Blackboard) o See Paradigm Chart Based on class discussion, why is it important to talk about/understand paradigms? Relational Dialectics- Chapter 12: What is relational dialectics? o A dynamic knot of contradictions in personal relationships; an unceasing interplay between contrary or opposing tendencie s Relational dialectics as the “tension, struggle, and general messiness of close personal ties” (p. 155) What is contradiction, how is it formed, and what role does it play in relational dialectics? o Contradiction is the dynamic interplay between unified opposites. o Formed when two tendencies or forces are interdependent yet mutually negate one another. Bakhtin’s two contradictory forces in human nature: centripetal/centralizing force vs. centrifugal/decentralizing force o Centripetal : Forces that draw people to one another. o Centrifugal : Forces that draw apart from one another. Know and be able to identify characteristics of the three primary dialectics discussed in the text: integration/separation; stability/change; expression/non- expression o Integration/separation Connetedness-separateness, inclusion-seclusion, intimacy- independence, and closeness-autonomy. o Stability/change
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Rivera Study Guide Exam Two 2 Certainty-uncertainty, conventionality-uniqueness, predictability- surprise, and routine-novelty. o Expression/non-expression Openness-closedness, revelation-concealment, candor-secrecy, and transparency-privacy What are internal and external dialectics? What’s the difference between the two? o
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