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COMM 110 Midterm Review Sheet

COMM 110 Midterm Review Sheet - COMM 110 Introduction to...

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COMM 110: Introduction to Communication Midterm Review Sheet What follows is a list of concepts we have talked about so far this semester. For the soon-to-come test, you will be expected to understand these concepts. I do not promise that this list covers every single thing on the test. However, I do plan on designing the test from this list: Communication Scientific view of communication - Sending/receiving information Humanistic view of communication - Generates meaning in cultural context Linear/Sender-Receiver model of communication - Unidirectional Plato’s Phaedrus Nature vs. the City • Why is Socrates out of his element? - He is outside the city of Athens - He is not presenting his own ideas which he believes to be the only true ones Dialectic - Verbal communication with logical argument Rhetoric - Art of persuasion Good Communication vs. Bad Communication • Socrates’ critique of Lysias’ speech – good and bad rhetoric • For rhetoric to be artful, speaker must know Truth of the topic Souls of the audience • Allegory of the Doctor - Doctor - > body as Speechwriter - > soul • Organic Unity an artful speech as a “living creature” Erotic Love, Philosophy, and the Soul •Soul as “Winged Chariot” Two horses Charioteer Journey of the Soul Hierarchy of Souls •Madness and Inspiration (Muses) Relationship of erotic love to philosophy •Myth of the Cicadas - Cicadas are intermediary between earth and gods - Determine afterlife - Use oral and written communication Critique of Writing • Allegory of the Farmer • Myth of Theuth and Thamus - Theuth – God used to demonstrate the inferiority of written communication - Thamus – Disagrees with Theuth's stance that writing is superior John Durham Peters Dialogue - Spoken interaction with another person, unique
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Dissemination - Widespread broadcast, tailer to nobody, public speaking ******* Broadcasting Socrates and Dialectic Jesus and Parables Aristotle’s Rhetoric Rhetoric - Art of persuasion Five parts of the study of rhetoric - Invention - Arrangement - Style - Delivery - Memory
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