What is Communication? (Social Process)
-A two way (at least) process of interchanging info, thoughts, opinions, ideas
-Context: Interpersonal, Mass
Communication is interdisciplinary (part of why it is complex)
Handout: The Benefits of Communication Skills
In what aspects of life does communication matter?
Relationships (tool through which we get to know.understand each other)
Aristotle (4th Century BC)
-Saw communication as the means through which citizens participate in democracy.
-A verbal activity done by one-to-many
-> "one-way communication"
-> Emphasis on persuasion
Models in Communication
Sender-Message-Receiver; who says what to whom in what channel and with what
Feedback; interpersonal communication
Both parties are simultaneously senders and receivers; co-constructing of
How Communication fits with the Rest of the World.
Visual (sight, a wave of a hand, a color, etc.)
Tactile (touch, vibration)
Olfactory (smell, pheromones->olfactory messages)
Auditory (sound, vocalization)
Functions of Communication
Communication is like an Ice Berg
-What is observable is relatively small (People, Systems, Technology)
Many things are not observable or are hidden
-Meaning learning, Subjectively, Negotiation, Culture, Interacting Levels and Contexts,
Review For Exam 1
50 multiple choice
Presentations & Textbook
Your study guide is class presentations and notes
20% of your final grade
What is Communication?
-A 2-way process (at least) of interchanging info, thoughts, opinions, id