DYNAMICS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION
-- F '04 --
THIS IS A RANDOM (& incomplete) LIST OF ITEMS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR
<<<< [Beebe,et al.
Tues 12/14/04 @8:45am
See below for three required advance test questions
Remember, this course attempts to examine various factors which are in operation
when people interact. Think about the various units in the course content as interrelated
This means that, in addition to knowing specific terms and their definitions, you should also be aware of what that item "looks like" in action and in coordination with other dynamics of human communication. Also, be prepared to synthesize various concepts and apply them to the explanation of human communication behaviors & encounters. As you may remember from my feedback to Test #1, I give the most points to answers that are not just superficially descriptive , but instead analyze human communication by explicitly applying concepts from the course & text.
|re: TYPES OF QUESTIONS:||
|re: PRIMARY CHAPTERS||For the in-class portion of the
test, emphasis will be on Chapters 4 [Diversity] ,
[Listening terms] ,
Mgmt], 9,10,11[Family & Relational Interaction]
--as well as the notes/activities
relating to these areas.
Also see the grid below of the basic topic areas that have been covered.
note of the diagrams/figures on pp. in 301 & 362.
|re: ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES||
[& all the competencies within it]
|Relationships (types, levels, dimensions [T/I/P], principles, stages, roles)||Co-culture|
|Self Disclosure (models, techniques, risks, effects)||Johari Window ( re: self disclosure; re: self concept)||Listening ( all types; key terms)|
|Linguistic Determinism (language = World View)||Types/Sources of Power in Relationships||Conflict Management|
|Nonverbal Communication (including the various "subchannels")||Affinity Seeking / Immediacy||Systems Theory (as-applied-to-human-communication)|
|Family (incl. types; as-a-system,||Culture (elements, values, contexts, barriers)||Other-Orientation& Empathy|
<a> Explain WHY the driver of
felt compelled to say
something to me.
Scenario : (these events actually happened)
Not too long
ago, I parked in a (relatively) small parking lot of a " Staples "
store in northern New Jersey. While I was walking toward the
store, a few feet away from me, another car (= Car #1) started to
back out very quickly--but the driver either did not seem to notice or did not care
about me or another car (= Car #2) that was already proceeding up the lane
toward the exit. When Car #2
blew its horn as a warning,
to back out in front of it anyway.
<a> Explain the specific CONCEPT that was being demonstrated at the time.
<b> Explain WHY it gave you such an impact.
<c> Explain HOW it will affect your future Interpersonal Communication
technique ( i.e. add to your "Interpersonal Toolbox")
[This question CAN ALSO be completed at home & handed in along with your in-class test] [ it will be worth up to 5 extra points]
4. p. 117 question # 6 [div/ethics/conflict]
last update: 12/7/04
not used Fall 04
Meaning is arbitrary
Sympathy vs Empathy ( in Interpersonal Comm.)
Complete p. 277 # 7 3e( via chapter 8 [Confl.Mngmnt]) ) You can tie in factors from other chapters, as well.
Analyze the excerpt below via referring to at least 3 relevant LANGUAGE principles from Chapter 6. Be sure to be concrete & analytical as you discuss how the church skillfully used language to communicate both explicit & implicit messages.
|"St Clement's enjoys the privilege of welcoming many people through its doors. Please be attentive to your personal belongings while you are here." from an actual sign in the hallway of a NYC church|