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10/12 Notes

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10/12 Notes SCOM

Katelynn Notetaker
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Introduction to Communication Theory
Annick Dupal

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Notes on Public Communication: Situation & Constitutive Rhetoric
Introduction to Communication Theory
Annick Dupal
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Date Created: 10/14/15
101215 SCOM 240 Lecture Notes Public Communication Situational amp Constitutive Rhetoric Public Communication Two Main Areas 0 Critique and Analysis Preserving and improving the integrity and quality of public communication Habermas Burke Goodnight 0 Practical Aspects Learning how to communicate with different audiences and publics 0 Public Address 0 Public Speaking 0 Advocacy amp Public Relations 0 Crafting and Critiquing messages and campaigns Concentrations Public Communication 0 Advocacy Studies 0 Public Relations Situational Rhetoric Old Rhetoric NeoAristotelian Rhetorical Situation Lloyd Bitzer 0 Focus on context Context shapes rhetoric A Fitting Response Constitutive Rhetoric New Rhetoric Sophistic Thor of Constitutive Rhetoric Maurice Charland Context is shaped by action Rhetocial Action Lloyd Bitzer Rhetorical Situation a kind of situation that calls for communication 0 Exigence an imperfection marked by urgency an obstacle something waiting to be done 0 It invites an utterance response 0 Audience The people who can do something about the problem 0 Not just those who hear the words 0 Constraints the factors that control and shape communication the message 0 The circumstances that the rector does not choose Situational Rhetoric 0 Old school rhetoric Adjusting messages to audience 0 Individuals respond to situations 0 Rhetoric is called forth by the situationcontext Maurice Charland 3 aspects of Constitutive Rhetoric 0 Defining and redefining audiences and context 101215 0 Social construct of reality 0 Criticizing old Rhetoric Constitutive Rhetoric Explicit 0 A genre 0 Provide a collective identity for audience 0 Make the audience a subject in a historical narrative 0 Call audience to act in accordance to the story Constitutive Rhetoric Implicit 0 All audiences have collective identityidentities 0 When speaker doesn t call on identity explicitly 0 Speaker calls on previous constituted identity 0 Reinforcing or rein scribing eXisting identity 0 Aware of it or not speakers always constitute reality through speech and communication


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