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COMM 201 1/13 Notes

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COMM 201 1/13 Notes Comm 240

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Notes on Chapter 1 Powerpoint
Introduction to Human Communication
Dr. Moore
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mariann Fant on Thursday January 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Comm 240 at a university taught by Dr. Moore in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views.


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Date Created: 01/14/16
Study of Communication - Why/How did it first gain popularity o It was important to have that skill to persuade and gain power o Sophists- often foreigners, taught rhetoric for money  Rhetoric- the art of speaking persuasively o Protagoras- the father of debate, said that there are two sides or truths to an issue o Gorgias- developed concept of kairos  You should adapt oratory to the audience and the occasion o Socrates- developed Socratic method, against the sophist because he was a proponent of the Truth  Drawing out information through asking questions from students o Plato- student of Socrates, also against sophists however he also had a school that was in competition with sophists o Aristotle- student of Plato however saw value in rhetoric, therefore “good men: should have persuasive skills so that arguments can be made for good o 3 Types of Oratory  Deliberative-  Forensic- speaking in court as an adversary  Epideictic- ceremonial speaking to move people o 3 Persuasive Appeals  Ethos- credibility, personal appeal  Pathos- persuade people through drawing out emotions  Logos- logical arguments with statistics o 5 cannons of rhetoric  invention- being able to come up with persuasive ideas  disposition- being able to organize ideas  style- language used, rhetorical strategies  memory- being able to retain facts/info about your speech  delivery- your performance, clear strong voice o “Boxing Plato’s Shadow”- Plato has cast a shadow on the study of rhetoric and persuasion, people are still distrusting of rhetoric and sometimes see people who practice are unethical


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