1st Week of lecture notes - COMM 2713
1st Week of lecture notes - COMM 2713 COMM 2713 - 001
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COMM 2713 InstructorJill Edy Monday August 31 2015 815 AM August 24 2015 General First Class Information This will be a big survey class with a lot of workshops and opportunities to talk in class You will learn how to make informed choices and nd your individual specialization in Communication Professor Edy39s office hours will be like clinic hours you only need to schedule them like an appointment All paper assignments are put onto D2L so that you can work on them on your own time 1520 sep What You39ll Learn Throughout Class o The body of Communication theory that everyone needs to know 0 The survey area that you need to focus in 0 Skills useful of liberal arts majors Meeting deadlines Working in groups Good notetaking o In addition you will learn Writing Time management Abstract thinking Problemsolving 0 Extra credit is available through SONA where you can track and reassign your points where you need them 0 The due dates to complete SONA assignments are on the last day of classes but if you do not participate early then you might miss your chance at extra credit 800 unfilled slots during the beginning of the semester Expectations from the Professor 0 Come to class every day Be mindful of your technology multitasking is dangerous Read before you come to class Spend at least 35 hours on homework and papers If you miss the midterm then prepare to take a comprehensive final 0000 August 26 2015 The Field of Communication General info Don39t try and memorize all the theories in the book We will look at Communication as a whole together Transactional Model 0 These focus on the explicit or surface meaning ex Words images pictures 0 Typically deal with short term meanings ex Moments days and sometimes weeks Deal mostly with behavior what people do Come from psychology 195039s Skinner Pavlov These are like a set of directions Constitutive Model 0 The meaning is in the context Developing your relationship reconnecting and maintaining These occur between the sender and the receiver coproduction in order to work together 0 Created in relationships You know and understand their meanings This emerges from the context over time 0 The meaning is dynamic It grows and changes over time 0 Understanding You are able to get where the other person is coming from Ritual communication Communication Effects 0 This is the money question that every professor asks themselves about 0 Transactional Changes in peoples attitudes and behavior ex Advising O Constitutive Changes the social structure Communication structures the way we think about the world ex Sexism Not assuming a certain gender or sexual orientation Language changes the way we view the world InterpersonalCommunication 0 Family Coping living and separation Relational friends family romantic partners etc Health A doctor telling a patient to take their drugs or do their exercises A patient telling their doctor about their signs and symptoms Organizations small groups Decision making ex Juries Intercultural Different ethnicities The ability to adapt to different cultures Onetoone or facetoface communication This is the most basic form of communication Mass Communication 0 Pop culture Capt America 0 Political 0 Health public health 00 O O These all reach out to a lot of people with a message 0 Environmental Managing the environment effectively 0 International the importexport of media Subsaharan Africa is affected by this international importexport of media 0 Communication through technology Rhetoric The way in which communication is measured 0 By time period Greeks roman 19th 20th century etc 0 By topic abortion poverty race homosexuality 0 How language works argument persuasion Thinking about the eld 0 Channel Context Interpersonal Organizationa l Mass Political Computer mediated Health Relational Intercultural persuasive August 28 2015 What is a Theory General info Workshops will usually be on Friday and will be in small groups We need to understand what theory is and how to understand theory Taxonomytypology Kingdom class phylum etc o This is a description of the social world A law is a statement about the relationships between the phenomena being described Ex Home owners vote more as opposed to renters Ex The more motivated you are the more you vote 0 Lists v Laws Laws can cover a lot more ground than lists can they are more efficient Theory An explanation about why things happen or work as they do 0 Ex Two democracies don39t go to war against each other 0 Theories cover laws which in turn cover the taxonomy Abstraction and Theory to be powerful theory needs to be abstract 0 Being specific This only explains one to a few people places or events This is handy but not at the same time 0 Being general or broad This explains a lot about events people places etc Occum39s Razor Generalization more power more abstract 0 Or simple is better 0 You are able to exilain a lot with a little Applying Theory 0 Two things 1 Theories make predictions I What would happen if I did this or that 2 Explanation Theory can help you explain what39s going on in the social environment Helps you predict likely outcomes
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