COMM-G100_History09

COMM-G100_History09 - Chapter 1: The Communication...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1: The Communication Tradition Who are We and What do we Study? 2500 years ago Aristotles Lyceum Famous school of rhetoric Peripatetic School any given case the available means of persuasion Ethos, pathos, and logos These are the foundations Athens, 5 th century BC to rise of Christianity, 4 th century AD Corax and Tisias, sophists Rhetoric Oral expression, art and entertainment Speaking skill in legislative assembly Argument in legal cases Philosophers, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero and Quintilian Five Canons of rhetoric Discovery of truth Christianity Rhetoric used in the service of the church Letter writing and preaching Augustine Nationalism, democracy, secularism Classical revival Epistemological/psychological Bacon and Campbell Receiver-based Belletristic Elocutionary College Departments Speech first housed in English Departments, then Speech Departments began to develop Rhetoricians (humanistic approach) Communication scientists (social scientific approach) But dont think of our discipline as either/or Often departments include some degree of both approaches; not separate perspectives, but one influences the other Rhetorical training since Harvards founding in 1636 National Association of Academic Teachers of Public Speaking ( NAATPS ) in 1914 public speaking debate theater oral interpretation voice culture...
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