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COM 100 Book Notes  08/09/2010 00:18:00 Chapter One:  Importance of Studying Communication Focuses exclusively on the exchange of messages to create meaning What, when, where, and why humans interact Good communication can help you attain your goals, establish relationships,  Communication is functional, allows you to accomplish daily tasks of living What is Human Communication? Human communication: a process in which people generate meaning through  the exchange of verbal/nonverbal messages o Primarily symbolic o Symbolic communication is uniquely human Messages: building blocks of communication events Symbol: something that represents something else and conveys meaning Iconic signs: represent the thing itself Indexical signs: reveal something beyond the thing itself Content meaning o Connotative meaning: describes the meanings suggested by or  associated with message and emotions triggered by it o Denotative meaning: concrete meaning of the message such as the  definitions you’d find in a dictionary Relationship meaning: describes what the message conveys about the  relationship between the parties GOAL: to create meaning
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Components of Human Communication Setting: physical surroundings of a communication event o Includes location where communication occurs o Environmental conditions (temp, noise, lighting) o Time o Proximity of communicators Participants: 2 or more people o Characteristics o Relationships/histories o Moods/emotions Message creation: use of symbols/signs o Encoding: taking ideas and converting them into messages o Decoding: receiving a message and interrupting its meaning Channel: the means through which a message is transmitted o Face-to-face (verbal/nonverbal) o Mediated (technology) Radio, tv, newsprint, internet Noise: refers to any stimulus that can interfere with or degrade the quality of 
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Book Notes - COM100BookNotes 08/09/201000:18:00 ChapterOne:

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