Assignment # 1 (Due Wednesday October 11) Thus far in the course we have discussed the complexities involved with communication, and have read and discussed several theorists who have attempted to create a useful model for the study of human communic
According to Ruben and Stewart, communication is defined as the process through which
individuals in relationships, groups, and societies create and use information to relate to the
environment and one another (Ruben and Stewart, 2006). Commu
Family Systems Theory
Each family has a structure made up of and maintained through the
interaction among family members (elements of the family)
Three family subsystems
The spousal (marital)
A relationship is formed whenever reciprocal message processing occurs
Is the means through which all relationships are init
Two dominant types of models of relationship
State Models of Relationship Development
Characteristics of individuals drive relationship
What is a Group?
*A group is composed of individuals with varying motivations,
emotions, perspectives, and needs who come together to
negotiate a framework for communication that permits collective
Characteristics of Organizations
Link between Communication and
Introduction to Communication 101- Assignment 2
During the middle of my family dinner, my brother asked my sister, Can you pass the
rice? My sister replied, No, get it yourself. My brother made a rude comment to my sister by
saying, Why are you so lazy? M
Introduction to Communication 101- Assignment 1
To answer your question, there is much more to the subject of communication than what
you may think you know. According to Brent D. Ruben and Lea P. Stewart, Human
communication is the process through which
Refers to situations in which messages are created and
disseminated to a relatively large number of receivers
There is an audience
Impersonal in nature
Usually is planned (scripte
Culture and Communication
What is culture?
A complex, abstract, and pervasive matrix of socially
developed assumptions that provide a framework for living,
thinking, and behaving
Guides us, is social
Relationships and Interpersonal Communication
Formed whenever reciprocal message processing occurs
Means through which all relationships are ini
Who Are You (the Self)?
The individual and communication self and identity
Self = our developed, perceived personal identity
How does a Self develop?
Nature vs. nurture: a personality as somethi
in Everyday Life cont.
Optional Presentation Title
All the ways to communicate and process information in
Sight, a wave of a hand, a color, etc.
- Communication Models
- Communication Processes
in Everyday Life
Optional Presentation Title
How communication fits with the rest of the world
Biological and social worlds are interdependent, arrayed on a
What is the Communication Major?
Dr. Hui-Min Kuo, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Communication
Why am I interested in the Comm Major?
Because the study of communication is broad that allows one to
keep their options open when it comes to
Intro. to Communications
1. We know when its time to take a turn in conversation because of this
feature of turn-constructional units: Projectability
2. E.T Hall distinguishes between these two orientation to time:
Monochronic & Polychronic
What is communication?
Communication seems to take on a mundane effect since people use it for everything. There is
no glamor about it and taking an Introduction to Communication class seems obtuse. However,
what most people do not know is that communicat
The Birds and the Bees and the Chimpanzees and You and Me
Introduction to Communication, 9/18/14
What is systems theory?
How does systems theory help us understand communication?
Some systems concepts:
Public and Mass Communication
Introduction to Communication, 6/25/13
1.have vs. do perspectives putting communication at the
center of things
Introduction to Communication, 10/27/14
Some characteristics of nonverbal communication
What is nonverbal communication?
definition: nonverbal communication designates all those
human responses which are NOT described as over
Get a haircut and get a real job - Organizational Communication
Introduction to Communication, 11/24/14
1. What are organizations made of?
2. What are the functions fulfilled by communication in organizations?
a. Have vs. Do
3. How a Plan becomes Policy
What is Communication?
9/11/14 - Introduction to Communication
What do we do via communication?
What are some of the components of the communication process?
What influences models of communication?
-in everyday social life
-in the bus
"Haven't I seen you somewhere before?" - Relationships
Introduction to Communication 11/13/14
Relationships as things we "have" vs. relationships as things
How do "romantic" relationships begin?
Knapp & Vangelistis Stages of relationship
Introduction to Communication, 12/04/14
1. Families as
a. Things that we have
b. Things that we do
2. What makes up a typical American family?
3. Types of Families
a. Nuclear family
b. Binuclear family
c. Single parent family
Introduction to Communication, 10/20/14
The social construction of reality
Why study language?
What gets "done" using language?
Components of language
-phonology - combining sounds into meaningful units (words)
Complexities of Communication
Introduction to Communication 9/22/14
Visible aspects of communication
-permanence and portability
Invisible aspects of communication
Introduction to Communication, 9/6/14
Is there such a thing as a "real world"?
What is the movie "The Eye of the Storm" about?
What processes influence message reception/perception?
Communication Extra Credit Video Clip
I chose the circle of love and the circle of anger from the Tv show Cougar Town it lasts for two
minutes and 20 seconds. It takes place when Courtney Cox) tells her boyfriend
Before cell phones were introduced into a work environment, the normal work day was
from nine to five and if someone was working overtime and wanted to communicate with
another employee for a project and they were not home, they would hav
Exam 2 Thursday
Mediated Communication (online class)
Information that is used further and is available for 15 seconds
Short term memory
When we hear our own name over loud buzz of crowd we engage in this
Self and Relationships
These are words a=or phrases that carry unique meanings for people in interpersonal
This phrase of an intimate relationship is recognizable, involves both members of the
relationship working together
Models & Paradigms
Their model of communication introduced The Two-Step Flow
Katz & Lazarsfeld
Shannon and Weavers term for any distortion that interferes with the transmission of a
signal from the source and destination
This is the major empha
Intro to comm 12/5
Dpendecies & Counter dependencies
Progressive & regressive spirals
When might a relationship end
Breakups are recognizable
How do we use communication
Extra credit 2
In the Ted Talk Dan Pacholke described how he has helped change the prison system. The
United States has incarcerated more people per capita than any other country in the world. There
are more black men in jail than were enslaved in 1850. A