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INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION PROCESSES Lecture Notes [Part 2]

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Communication and Information
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04:189:101
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All Professors
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Winter

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Lecture #2­ January 28 , 2014th 01/28/2014 Why would anyone want to study communication in the first place? Review: Ways of looking at communication Transmission perspective (Tin Can Telephone) vs. Constitutive Perspective (Laughing bride) Transmission Just as the transmission of information Constitutive How it affects social realties Communication and Information are distinct I. Intro to Core Question #1 i. Why would anyone want to study communication in the first place? II. What is Communication anyway? i. It’s like water—it’s omnipresent  ii. It’s not limited to “just talking” 1. Much more complex iii. Help to think about the term as a larger umbrella term for a wide  range of social phenomena 1. It helps us get away from the notion that communication is  “just talking” iv. Across each of the cases think about 1. What is communication related in each 2. How that case could be used to form a general definition of  communication v. Example 1.  Barack Obama  a. The rhetorical used by a speech writer for a speech  President Obama gives. i. Particular linguistic construction to put together  a larger speech b. Likely televised or in front of a group 2. Two Friends talking in their door hallway  a. Two people talking back and forth face to face 3. A man and his significant other having an argument a. Communication between two people b. In a relationship 4. A non­profit organization disseminating their annual fiscal  report to stakeholders 5. A parent having an argument with their teenager over text  message a. Different medium i. Mediated communication through the phone  b. Family dynamics c. Technology d. Variation in time and space 6. A public service announce related to anti­bullying efforts a. Mass communication i. Going to a mass audience in some way 7. A child watching television after school a. Mass communication through the TV b. Show’s message vi. The different levels of communication 1. The communication process can occur (and be studied at)  a number of different “levels” a. Interpersonal i. Between people b. Group Communication i. Within/between task­oriented groups 1. Not standing outside a bus stop. 2. Unified sometimes? 3. Can be modified by mediated  communication c. Organizational Communication i. Within/Between Organizations 1. See example 4. 2. Can be modified by Mediated  Communication d. Public/Mass Communication i. Within/between organization
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