Intro to Communication, Week 1 notes
Intro to Communication, Week 1 notes CO 1013
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Date Created: 02/05/16
Intro to Communication Chapter 1 Communication addresses several needs: Instrumental (everyday) needs Spiritual needs Identity needs Relational needs Physical needs Types of Models Action Model Sender: encode Message through a channel Receiver: decode (noise) o Two people involved o Two types of noise Physical Actual sound Psychological Daydreaming, worried, hungry, mind Interaction Model Sender: encode Message through a channel Receiver: decode Context (noise) Feedback (noise) o Adds context (setting or previous interaction) Transaction Model Sender/Receiver: encode Message through a channel Receiver/Sender: decode (noise) Feedback (noise) Context o Adds conversation in both directions simultaneously Characteristics of Communication It utilizes multiple channels (the more you use the more effective communication is) It uses perceptual filters We give meaning to it It can have literal meaning and relational implications It can be intentional or unintentional It’s governed by rules (literal or just expected) Types of Communication Intrapersonal o Talking to yourself within your mind Interpersonal o With another person (relational) Small group o Together for common purpose Public o Speeches o Planned o Not a lot of interaction with audience Mass o Large audience o No connection or interaction with audience o Mass media 5 Myths about Communication Everyone is an expert It will solve any problem It can break down It is inherently good More is always better Chapter 4 Language Symbolic o A word represents an idea/object o It’s not the idea/object itself Arbitrary o No real, meaningful connection Governed by rules o Interpretations and implications o Meaning of individual words o Order of words in phrases o Pronunciation Layers of meaning o Denotative (definition/literal) vs. Connotative (association/feeling) o Semantic triangle o Loaded language Varies in clarity o Words can have several meanings o Concrete language is more clear than abstract language Bound by context and culture o “Our” language is different from others Language has power Expresses who we are o Names o Credibility Connects us to others o Affection/Comfort o Socializing/gossiping Separates us from others o Criticisms o Threats Motivates action o Marketing’s greatest tool: slogans Ways we use and abuse Humor Euphemisms Slang (jargon) Defamation (libel and slander) Profanity Hate speech
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