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Month: November 2016

Assembley Effect via Complementary Relationships: A Theory of Human Communication

Assembley Effect via Complementary Relationships: A Theory of Human Communication

Human Communication is vast and infinitely complex (Littlejohn & Foss, 2011). But in all of its complexity, valuable and highly practical theories emerge from the practice of human communication (Gillette, 2016). The Theory of Assembly Effect via Complementary Relationships (AEvCR), developed through the observation of human communication, presents new ideas that aid the user of the theory in seeing things in new ways (Littlejohn & Foss, 2011). Furthermore, this theory satisfies the requirements presented by Littlejohn and Foss (2016) as…

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Prepared for the New U.S. at CICS

Prepared for the New U.S. at CICS

According to a recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately twelve percent of the U.S. population has attained an advanced degree. This is less than half of the percentage of those with bachelor’s degrees (32%). At the Center of Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) of Ball State University, approximately 80 students are studying to attain a Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences. With two years’ worth of coursework condensed into just eleven months, the process if often…

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Information Renaissance: Changes in Information Storage

Information Renaissance: Changes in Information Storage

Literally meaning “rebirth” in French, the word renaissance is commonly used to refer to the Italian Renaissance, the historical period that denotes the end of the Middle Ages and modern history. The Italian Renaissance started in the 14th century as a cultural movement and lasted until the 17th century. Several aspects of life that were “reborn” during this time were philosophy, art, science, and politics, and stemmed from the rediscovery of Greek ideologies and works. One of the most revolutionary…

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