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[COMM 1130] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to kno..
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University of Iowa
Communication Studies
COMM 1130
David Supp- Mon

[COMM 1130] Comprehensive Final Exam guide including any lecture notes, textbook notes and exam guides.find more resources at APO Comm 1130 F16 Final Exam Topic List Below are what we believe to be the central topics of the course. The Final Exam draws from all readings, lectures, and content from the semester, with a focus on post-Midterm. While this list is not exhaustive, we hope it helps to focus your attention. In addition to these terms, you should be able to examples from the readings and provide your own.  Why democracy needs rhetoric: o Rhetoric changes the world and how the world plays our o Effects things in the world and people’s ideas about things  Definitions of rhetoric: o Used to describe what some considered embellished or over-ornamental language (how its displayed) o The strategic use of oral and written communications to achieve specifiable goals  Informative and persuasive elements o Not just a tool for persuasion o Other definitions: are expansive and encompass any action humans perform with the use of symbols  Rhetoric’s connection to o Symbols: an arbitrary or conventional sign that stands for something else (meaning) o Symbolic Action: expressive human action, the rhetorical mobilization of symbols to act in the world, Response to something else that creates social reality  Emphasizes persuasion but symbols do a lot  More than instrumental – symbols do more than transact meaning, the create worlds and constitute or identities (marriage ceremony and rings/vows = new social relationship)  Ideology: the ideas, values, beliefs, perceptions, and understands that are known to members of a society and that guide their behaviors (dominant ideology = power)  Hegemony: dominant ideology of a society, exerting social control over people without the use of force o Ruling a group’s beliefs/values that become common sense or go without saying  Power: ▯ability to get things done▯ o Rhetoric is a form of power ▯powerful discourse▯’ people hold more power than others  Ethos: character of the speaker (credibility)  Pathos: leads the audience to feel emotion find more resources at
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