Monthly Archives: January 2009

Study guide for test 1

Essay question 1: Consider the 2 definitions of communication we went over (the lengthy one and the one from your book). Which do you feel is a better definition? What is missing from these definitions? How should communication be defined?

Essay Question 2: In your book, (ch 3) when talking about Interpretive Standards for good com theory we are told We are the cause and consequence of what we observe. What does this mean in YOUR OPINION.

Multiple choice and short answer

Be able to identify the 7 traditions (we will do this on Friday)
Be able to identify the difference between a rhetorician (interpretive scholar) and a social scientist (behavior/object scholar)
Book’s def of com
the SMRC model I drew for you (can YOU draw it?)
Theory (ch 1)
Research terms such as experiment, survey, control group, textual analysis, ethnography
ID standards for objective theories and interpretive theories (ch 3)
Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
Shannon and Weaver’s model of com (and Shannon’s def of information)

Essay questions should be more than one paragraph, give me a clear concise answer. The rest will be measured through matching, identification (multiple choice), true/false or short answer (one or two words). Everything is in your text book and your notes. Some stuff we didn’t go in depth with in class, but is still in the book. Study with a friend!

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The Truth about digital broadcasting

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

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Spring 2009 Students

Welcome S’09 students taking COM 300. This is the official course website, and also my place to comment on the world (particularly the media world) around us.

For Spring 2009, all COMĀ  300 students will be able to find course information (assignments, study guides, schedules, etc) on this site. I expect you to check it regularly because I don’t intend on handing much out. It’ll all be here. I also expect you to participate in online discussions on this weblog–LEAVE ME COMMENTS!! You should be able to not only access the site, but be comfortable finding your way around it. Look around, be sure you can find your class stuff and add this page to your favorites for future reference.

We have lots of theories to cover this semester, I hope you’re all ready!!!


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