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Lecture 1/21/16

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Lecture 1/21/16 101- Communications

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Introduction to COM101: what is Communication
The World of Communication
Tammy vigil
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COM101, BU, Vigil




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Date Created: 01/30/16
What is Communication?  Responding to others as a means of sharing information with others by using symbols as the common system that defines the process by which human behavior is translated.  4 Standards of communication 1. Process 2. Human 3. Shared 4. Symbolic 1. Process [see graph at end]  Communication broadens the overlap  Noise: Psychological, Physiological, and Physical distractions- anything that interrupts communication Ex: Psychological: racial stereotypes or a wandering mind, physiological: headache or hunger, physical: fire alarm or elevator music Communications: objects used to communicate Communication: the process of communications 2. Human  Can humans communicate with animals?  Dogs sympathize w/ humans VS Humans encoding/decoding and inferring for animals (assuming what animals mean)  Humans choose this limitation  Humans decide what & who is communication- proves for more relatable findings, creating boundaries, and professionally practical  As Communicators…  Kenneth Burke defines humans: are symbol users, misuser, and creators  Creators: Inventors of the negative: the designed symbol system creates values which classify good and bad  Guided by the spirit of hierarchy  Users: Humans use symbols to understand our place in the world  Our greater purpose/ our calling- unlike animals who do not understand the place of others in the world.  Creators: Separated ourselves from the natural conditions of things by instruments of our own making.  Humans= abstract ideas unlike animals  Creators & Misusers: Rotten w/ perfection: Humans are unable to stop ourselves from the endless journey of trying to achieve perfection  Never satisfied ex: the evolution cellphones Field of Experience Important vocabulary from Chapter 1: Human Communication: What & Why  Functions of communication  Physical Needs: The number and intensity of relationship can impact our health, research finds lack of it encourages sickness.  Identity Needs: Through communication we establish who we are- our identity come from others in the way we interact with others.  Social Needs: A Vital link with others- the only way we are able to satisfy: pleasure, affection, inclusion, escape, relaxation, and control  Practical Needs: Without communication we would not be able to function properly since there would be no basis for understanding anything or anyone  Characteristics  Wide range of behaviors  Creates a greater possibility of successful communNoiseon occurring  The ability to choose the most appropriate Behavior  Having variety person to person  Skill at performing behavior  Once the most appropriate way to communicate need to have the skills to perform effectively  Empathy/ Perspective talking  People have better chances of developing an Feedback effective when they understand others point  Cognitive complexity  The ability to construct a variety of frameworks to Receiver view an issue- makes sense of people using perspectives  Self- monitoring  Pay attention to one’s behavior and using these observations to shape the way one behaves  Commitment to the relationship Encoder  People who seem to can communicate better, concern= connection= better communicating Communication is nurtured Class/ Race/ Gender change how we communicate. Sender  Communication Competence: The process of accomplishing one’s goals in such a manner that it overall maintains or enhances the relationship in which it was presented being situational, relational, and learned behavior The process of communication: Medium (Channel)


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