9780205564682

Communication Counts : Getting It Right in College and Life

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    9780205564682

  • ISBN10:

    0205564682

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/27/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Communicating for College and Beyondteaches that what is learned in the basic communication course can be linked and applied to college, life, and career experiences.By integrating basic communication course content with lived experiences, the authors aim to illustrate how principles and practices can assist them here and now, as well as prepare the individual for future successes in the work world. Readers from all walks of life will find this text relevant and see the immediate affective connection to their lives which, in turn, will help to improve their motivation and enhance learning.

Table of Contents

Essential Communication Elements
Appreciating and Understanding Human Communication
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
Thinking About Communication, College, and Career
Descriptions of Human Communication
Communicating in College and Beyond
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Communicating Competently and Ethically
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
Ethical Communication
Ethical Communication as Competent Communication
Ethics, Responsibility, and College Student Life
Summary
Questions For Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Perception: Self, Others and Communication
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
The Process of Perception
Problems of Perception
Perception and Communication: A Reciprocal Relationship
Improving Perceptions
Practice empathy
Perception in College and Career
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Effective Listening
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
The Reluctance to Listen
The Requirements for Listening
The Rewards of Listening
The Role of Listening and the College Experience
The Role of Listening in College and Career Relationships
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Verbal Communication/Language
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
Understanding Language
Properties of Language
Symbolism
Power of Language
Gendered Language
Language and Culture
Guidelines for Competent and Ethical Use of Language
Learning and Using College Languag
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Nonverbal Communication
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
Understanding Nonverbal Behavior
Fundamentals of Nonverbal Behavior
Functions of Nonverbal Behavior
Types of Nonverbal Communication
Gendered Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication and Culture
Competent and Ethical Nonverbal Communication
Nonverbal Communication in College and Beyond
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Interpersonal Communication
Understanding Interpersonal Communication Competence
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
Impersonal vs. Interpersonal Relationships
The Key Concept of Intimacy
Intimacy and the Stages of Relationship Development
Interpersonal Communication Dialectics
Intimacy and Stages of Relationship Dissolution
Relationship Development Between Professors and Students
Intimacy and Conflict
Gender and Culture in Relationships
Competence and Ethics in Interpersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication in College and Beyond
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Applying IPC: Principles and Practice
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
The Realit of Relationships
Interpersonal Communication Dialectics and Families
Interpersonal Communication Dialectics and Friendships
Interpersonal Communication Dialectics and College
Interpersonal Communication Dialectics and Communities
Conflict Management in Interpersonal Relationships
Insights for Competent and Ethical Interpersonal Communication in College and Beyond
Rhetorically Sensitive Interpersonal Communication
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Public Communication
Public Speaking: Process, Purposes, Topics and Audiences
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
Why Study Public Speaking?
Communication Apprehension
The Process of Public Speaking
Public Speaking Purposes
How to Select a Subject
How to Select a Topic
How to Relate a Topic to Purposes
How to Write a Thesis Statement
Celebratory, Informative, and Persuasive Speeches
Connecting College and Public Speaking
Relevance of Celebratory, Informative, and Persuasive Speaking to College Experience
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Organization, Development and Support
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
The Principles and Patterns of Organization
Developing Your Presentation
Outlining
The Importance of Organizational Skills for College Learning and Life
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Delivery and Visual Aids
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
Types of Delivery
Elements of Effective Delivery
Using Visual Aids to Enhance Delivery
Preparing for Effective Delivery
Effective Delivery for Differing Contexts
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Groups, Organizations and Mass Communication
Groups in Discussion
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
Characteristics of Groups
Goals in Groups
Roles in Groups
Leadership in Groups
Stages of Group Development
Culture, Values, and Gender in Groups
Group Climate, Conflict, and Problem-Solving
Making Quality Decisions in Groups
Making Groups Work in College, Community, and Career
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Communication in Organizations
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
The Importance of Communication in Organizations
Organizational Cultures
Organizational Systems: The System Model
Communication Contexts in Organizations
Challenges in Contemporary Organizations
Understanding and Avoiding Sexual Harassment
Technology in Organizations
Effective Organizational Communication Beyond College
Effective Organizational Communication in College
Summary
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
Technology and Mass Communication
Graphic Organizer
Knowledge Checklist
Definition and Characteristics of Mediated Mass Communication
Effects of Mass Communication
Being a Critical Consumer of Media
Mass Communication in College and Beyond
Summary
Scenario
Questions for Discussion
Exercises
Key Terms
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