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Communication Theory

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Communication Theory Comm 2100-001

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Week 1, Chapter 1: Launching the Study of Communication Theory What is a theory? What is communication? Images of theories
Intro to Communications
Margaret Quinlan Carbone
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Test 1 Notes CHAPTER 1 Launching the Study of Communication Theory I. What is a Theory? An idea, concept, explanation, educated guess, tested idea that’s proven to be true. II. Theory: set of systematic, informed hunches about how things work. III. Communication theory: The relational process of creating & interpreting messages that elicit response. A. Consists of: messages, meanings, symbols (verbal/nonverbal) B. Images of Theory: 1. Theories as Nets: theories act as boundaries a) Possible errors w/ image: filter out vital information; suggest little freedom of choice 2. Theories as Lenses: offer different perspectives a) Possible errors w/ image: narrow views, focus on only one thing at a time, encourages only 1 truth out there 3. Theories as Maps: offers guidance a) Possible errors w/image: only shows scientific aspects, things have to be “set in stone” C. Messages: texts= record of message that can be analyzed by others 1. Modern Model: Creation interpretation  relational process 2. Early Models: Source message  channel  receiver D. Communication process: continuous, complex, can’t be isolated, influences future 1. Transactional and symbolic E. Points of divergence: communication is a social activity— you need another person.


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