COM 105 Study guide one
COM 105 Study guide one COM 105 - 001
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COM 105 – STUDY GUIDE – Part one 1. A fundamental understanding of what communication is and involves: Basic Definition of Communication: Managing Mutual Responding Primordial attunement: When two parties become aware of each other Content results: Revolves around meaning Relationship results: When two humans manage mutual responding Phronimos- a person who takes appropriate action in the right way. A phronimos relates to communication by contributing to the morale and effectively balances the good and expedient. Tikkun Olam- Contributing to the repair of the world, participating in the tame of VUCA. V- Volatile: Nature and speed of change U- Uncertainty: Surprise reduce predictability C- Complex: Confusion following from an abundance of options A-Ambiguity COMMUNICATION not COMMUNICATION S UNCW department of Communication studies 2.Core skills – Responsibly, intellectual, curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving, praxis, confidence. Resilience and tenacity fit in to the core values under CONFIDENCE! -Tenacity is Stick to it ness -Resilience is elasticity (spring back into shape) Primus inter pares means FIRST AMONG EQUALS Primus inter pares falls under the core skill RESPONSIBILITY 3) WHITE HEADS THREE STAGES OF LEARNING 1) ROMANCE - Curious about something - Power and mystery - Pleasure in over all experience - Holistic (Big Picture) 2) Precision - Zero in (focus shaped by interest) - Extensively addresses, atomistic (little exposure) - Increase discipline, rigor, and depth 3) Generalization (Or fruition) - Focus shaped by accomplishments & Key discoveries during “precision stage” COM 105 is all about the ROMANCE STAGE bc of its involvement with the study of communication 4) CULTURE DEFFINITON- a term for those habits of mind, heart and behavior that in deep, enduring ways – usually outside of awareness and conscious control – distinguish once collective from another, as indicated by the communication practices “insiders” Favor with one another RELATIONSHIP DEFFINITION – the connection constructed when two humans managed mutual responding 5) Wallace’s habits of ethical communication : - Search - Justice Concerns fact vs. opinion - Transparency Concerns motives - Respect for dissent Study guide Part two 1) Symbols, language and discourse 1) Symbol: what a symbol points to, is called the referent - The connection between the symbol and its referent is determined and prescribed by humans - The connection between a symbol and its referent is arbitrary (i.e. NOT fixed) - Referent, may or could change. Semiotic triangle - Description: Sensory specification - Term: Label we assign to what has been described - Meaning: the sense we make of the term Dominant reading/preferred reading -Mythologizing (Elevating to grandeur) - Driven by elites in a position to market/impose their reading -- elites determine (Ratify what “Grandeur” Entails) - Hegemonic – Haves over Have not’s Obstinate reading - Oppositional. Resistant… even transgressive - Calling attention to bias in preferred reading - De- mythologizing (“taking the wind out of the sails” - Poking holes’ in Negotiated reading - Supporting the preferred reading generally but…opposing/ resisting it in a specific area. Ex: Kanye West wearing confederate flag on clothes - Displeases those who support the preferred reading and those who support the obstinate reading. KEY FEATURES OF LANGUAGE - Symbols: The raw material - Referents: which ones go with which symbols - Social knowledge. How to express the right idea in the right way at the right time? Governed by rules. - Community of users. Humans who can enact or manifest the social knowledge. Discourse – informally; language in use. Language as it is actually used by people. A segment of language usually equivalent to a sentence or longer. Express a complete thought or set of interrelated complete thought. Discourse dimensions: - Power distributions (equal -> Unequal) - Interaction pattern (‘One-way” --- two way) - Info accessibility (private public) Planning (spontaneous scripted) Meaning (Implicit explicit) Orientation (relationship task) Story - A report of two or more events directly related to another in time and by cause and effect. - A life experience that shapes you - Cause and effect is how we think. Architecture of a story a) Characters b) Process or struggle to c) Overcome obstacles/upheavals/turmoil’s d) Achieve/reach/ accomplish ..or not… e) An important goal f) Internal alterations in key characters. Blooms Taxonomy of learning objectives in the cognitive domain - Creating or synthesizing = designing, originating, inventing - Evaluating = giving opinion, judging, defending Analyzing: diagnose, infer, categorize, compare and contrast ..break down into categories for inspection Applying: mapping fro what you know & Comprehend to giving or recognizing examples co mprehending: understanding, rephrasing, Lower translating order objectives Recall: memorizing, regurgitating
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