Week 1 Notes
Week 1 Notes COMM 300
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Haley Ruhe on Sunday October 4, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to COMM 300 at University of Arizona taught by Aimee King in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Intro to Communication Theory in Communication Studies at University of Arizona.
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Date Created: 10/04/15
Intro to COMM 300 08262015 De ning theory Organized set of conceptsexplanations that guide how we think amp act 0 Map explanation the way we understand our reality 0 No ONE communication theory Implication o LOGICAL relationship between 2 things in which if 1 is true we can imply root word the other is true 0 Consequence of a proposition that is not directly stated by is LOGICALLY concluded Reading between the lines not directly stated 0 Common mistake restating the theory in the implication Academic de nition quotumbrella term for all careful systematic amp sef conscious discussions amp analysis of communication phenomenaquot Bormann Simpli ed De nition Organized set of concepts explanations amp principles guiding how we think amp act Other ways to describe theory a model a map a way to connect the dots offers explanations a story 2 approaches to studyingconstructing Communication Theory 0 The scientist objective World View I perspective 0 World View 1 There is 1 objective truth that we can get to by using our 5 senses Even if a pencil pouch is used as a toy it s objective truth is it s a pencil pouch amp that s all it will ever be Other WV1 math statistics biology 0 Look for causeeffect relationships 0 Must remove bias to be as objective as possible 0 The humanist interpretive scholar subjective World View II 0 WV multiple realities If a pencil pouch is used as a toy then it is a toy amp not a pencil pouch even though it s original purpose is a pencil pouch Differences between scienti c amp interpretive approaches 0 Ex epistemology the study of knowledge What is truth What are the limits of truth Scienti c truth is singular xed Interpretive truth is interpretation amp is created