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Transcript of COMM 1010
In the Classroom
Be Prepared – books, syllabus
Participate, participate, participate!
What is Communication Studies?
What is COMM 1010?
THREE "FREE" ABSENCES
Each absence thereafter = 20 points off final grade
IF YOU MISS
TEN OR MORE
CLASSES, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY FAIL
If you miss a speech, exam, or major project, you must follow the absence excuse request procedure listed in your syllabus
Syllabus & Contact Information
Blackboard & Assignments
Check Blackboard regularly
Assignments & Exams
Blackboard help desk
Assignments & Schedule
Two Truths & A Lie
Preferred email address
Something I should know about you
Introduction to Communication Studies
What is Communication? Why study it?
Communication: the collaborative construction and negotiation of meaning between the self and others
Communication as Representative
Communication stands in for reality
Communication as Constitutive
Communication shapes reality
What are the differences?
A (very brief) History
The Rhetorical Tradition
The Move to Science
The Critical/Cultural Turn
The Critical Perspective
Explores power and privilege
Considers cultural differences
How does communication construct ideas of these differences?
How are power and privilege perpetuated through communication?
"Put investigations of communication within the context of power… to see any interaction as imbued with cultural consequences" (p. 32).
Reflexivity, Praxis, and Advocacy
Reflexivity is the process of thinking about how we act, why we act, who it enables, who it hurts, and what that means.
Awareness of our own positions within positions of privilege and oppression
“Reflection and action on the world in order to transform it” (Freire).
Even the most basic communication is action -
language shapes and defines our reality
Is critical awareness resistance? Or by participating in oppressive systems, are we consenting?
In what ways are we in positions of power or privilege?
In what ways are we oppressed?
How do we participate?
What do we do/say that encourages/challenges these things?
"To advocate means to engage with others in lasting, meaningful change" (p. 40)
Engaging the public through careful, responsible communication toward an end that seeks a better world for our communities.
Transmission model of Communication: message that goes from sender to receiver
What does this model leave out?
CIA book page 11
Announcements & Agenda
NO CLASS MONDAY
For next week: Chapter 3
Chapter 1 & 2
Hand in your note card!
For next week:
Read Chapter 3 (on blackboard)
In class focus on Public Advocacy & Hegemony