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COM 101 #1.1

COM 101 #1 Chapter 1

Communication Competence The ability to take part in effective communication that is characterized by skills and understandings that enable communicators to exchange messages successfully.
Communication The simultaneous sharing and creating of meaning through human symbolic action
Communications Denotes the delivery systems for mediated and mass communication. Ex, Tv, newspaper, radio
Ethics An individual's system of moral principles. Ex. honesty
Plagiarism The use of another person's information, language, or ideas w/o citing the originator and making it appear that the user is the originator.
Process Series of actions that has no beginning or end and is constantly changing. Ex. weather
System Combination of parts interdependently acting for form a whole. Ex. human body, car
Interaction Exchange of communication in which communicators take turns sending and receiving messages. Ex, letter, e-mail
Transaction Exchange of communication in which the communicators act simultaneously, that is, encoding and decoding occur at the same time. Ex, a teacher talking to students
Intentional Communication A message that is purposely sent to a specific receiver. Ex. one on one conversation.
Unintentional Communication A message that is not intended to be sent or is not intended for the person who receives it.
Encoding Process by which the sources translates thoguths or feelings in words, sounds, and physical expressions, which together make up the actual message
Interference Anything that changes the meaning of an intended message
Channel The route by which messages flow between sources and receivers.
Receiver The individual who analyzes and interprets the message
Decoding The Process of translating a message into the thoughts or feelings that were communicated
Feedback The response to a message that the receiver sends tot he source
Environment The psychological and physical surroundings in which communication occurs
Context Circumstances/ situation in which communication occurs
Intrapersonal The process of understanding information within oneself
Interpersonal The creating and sharing of meaning between people who are in a relationship
Dyadic An exchange of information between two people
Small Group An exchange of information among a relatively small number of people, who share a common purpose.
Public Communication Transmission of a message from one person who speaks to a number of individuals who listen
Medicated Communication Any communication transmitted by some kind of mechanistic means, such as radio, television, telephone, or the internet; it may be one-on-one communications.
Mass Communication Communication w/ or to a large number of people.
Repertoire Wide range of communication behaviors from which effective communicators make choices
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