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Comm. 200 Exam 1 Study Guide Comm. 200, Ken Sereno Study Guide for Exam 1, FALL 2007 Chapter 1: Introduction to Studying Communication 1. Why is the Annenberg School the School for Communication and not the  School for Communications? Communication is the study of the process while communications is the study of  the technology. Communication studies how people communicate, the outcomes  of communication, and why people communicate the way they do.  2. Why should one study communication? To understand social behavior and social interactions, to understand yourself,  and to improve communication skills. 3. How do scholars in Communication differ from scholars in other  disciplines such as psychology who also study communication? Explain. Scholars in other disciplines only consider communication to be a secondary  process to determine other variables and theories respective to their field, rather  than develop full theories of communication. 4. What are the goals or functions of science? Description , to identify the variables relevant to a situation Explanation , to account for outcomes and effects Prediction , to hypothesize future outcomes and effects Control  (Application), to control goals, solve problems in the real world  5. Name and describe the concepts discussed under “Understanding the  Nature of  Communication.” Symbolic  process: symptom , unintentionally exhibited behavior; symbol , an  intentional means of communicating such as words or gestures Social  process: two or more people involved, deliberately engaged Co-Orientation  process: two or more communicators simultaneously aware of  and focused on each other and the topic Individual Interpretation  process: people interpret messages differently Shared Meaning  process: some meaning must be shared, such as denotation 1
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Comm. 200 Exam 1 Study Guide Contextual  process: communication is different in different contexts; what is  talked about and how it is talked about in interpersonal, group, organizational, etc 6. Diagram the 3 different models of communication. What are their essential  qualities? Provide an example illustrating each model. What are the  advantages and disadvantages/limitations of each model? Linear Model : Sender   Message   Channel   Receiver Restrictive, one way process with no responses Example: watching TV or leaving a voicemail Interaction Model : Sender   Message   Channel   Reciever ^     /         Receiver   Message   Channel   Sender Involves two people, one is sender then becomes receiver Example: text messaging, pen pals, e-mail Transactional Model : Transceiver   Message   Channel   Transceiver   
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