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THE BEGINNING OF WESTERN HIGHER EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION AS A SUBJECT OF STUDY: THE SOCIAL – POLITICAL CONTEXT Why this history is important to us: Questions of continuing interest raised in ancient Athens: Is communication a legitimate area of study? What is the relationship of language to reality? How is the study of communication related to: Political values? What it means to be human?
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Unformatted text preview: What kind of a study is communication? Can we explain how communication works? Conditions that fostered the study of communication. The Greek city – state ( polis) . From monarchy to aristocracy to “democracy.” The fundamentals of the political system. Places for speaking: The assembly, the courts, ceremonial occasions, public lectures/debates....
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