Introduction to Communication and Information Tues

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Introduction to Communication and Information Tues 00:14 What is communication? - ideas, interaction -people - messages - articulation of ideas, - interpretation of ideas - A two way (at least) process interchanging information, thoughts, opinions, ideas… unidirectional/bidirectional/multidirectional unidirectional- one source bidirectional- two sources multidirectional- more than two sources involved - verbal/ nonverbal - context: interpersonal, mass -medium- face-to-face, mediated (a device can be used ex. Letter, email, microphone,  etc) -can be both face-to-face and mediated -intrapersonal- communicating with yourself - communication is everywhere - in close relationships (friend, family)
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-at school (talking and interacting in class, writing papers) -at workplace (interacting with our boss, co-workers, providing and receiving memos,  information) - at home ( the internet, videogames, tv, newspapers, journals) how does communication look like? - verbal -non-verbal - visual  - body language - auditory - touch -business -seriousness
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Class Thursday, 1/19/11 00:14 How do we know communication? -theories-cognitive framework that guides us to understand phenomena around us   cognitive- thinking -A theory is a way to describe, explain, predict, and control something (e.g objects , people, relationships, events) Personal (native) theories - Based on our life experiences - Taken for granted -stable- its hard to change your attitude once they are there -private Scholarly theories  -scientific (systematic, empirical research-based on planned info gathering and  observations; based on evidence that was tested) -questioned (thus, subject to modification) -public So, what is communications? - a verbal or visual process that portrays information between people
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Class Thursday, 1/19/11 00:14 -communication- some definitions: -communication refers to the processes by which verbal and nonverbal messages are  used to create and share meaning (Frey, Botan & Kreps, 2000) -communication is a social process in which organizing employ symbols to establish and  interpret meaning in their environment (West & Turner, 2009) - Human communication is the process through which individuals in relationships,  groups, organizations, and societies, create and use information to relate to the  ( use this for assignment) Why study communications? -Communication is everywhere - Understanding communication processes will help you to understand your life better,  and even to manage situations in  your life is a better way (read The benefits of  Communication Skills handout to learn more)
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Tuesday, January 24 00:14 Assignment 1 - requires you to know the definition of communications
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