9780205353903

Human Communication: The Basic Course

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205353903

  • ISBN10:

    0205353908

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

Human Communication: The Basic Course surveys the broad field of human communication, giving attention to theory, research, and skill development. This text provides a concise and in-depth look at the elements that comprise all forms of human communication. With an emphasis on Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Small Group Communication, the text also explores key issues and topics in interviewing, organizational communication, and the mass media. Designed to allow flexibility in teaching approaches, Human Communication: The Basic Course offers instructors a wide range of topics to discuss and apply to real-world experiences.

Table of Contents

Contents iv
Specialized Contents x
Welcome to Human Communication: The Basic Course xiii
Credits xxii
Part One Foundations of Human Communication 1(157)
Preliminaries to Human Communication
1(18)
Principles of Communication
19(16)
Culture and Communication
35(20)
Perception
55(22)
Listening
77(18)
The Self in Communication
95(18)
Verbal Messages
113(20)
Nonverbal Messages
133(25)
Part Two Interpersonal Communication and Relationships 158(67)
Interpersonal Communication: Conversation
158(23)
Interpersonal Relationships
181(24)
Interpersonal Conflict
205(20)
Part Three Interviewing and Small Group Communication 225(60)
Interviewing
225(20)
Small Group Communication
245(21)
Members and Leaders
266(19)
Part Four Public Speaking 285
Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research
285(29)
Supporting and Organizing Your Speech
314(29)
Style and Delivery in Public Speaking
343(28)
The Informative Speech
371(18)
The Persuasive Speech
389(26)
CD-ROM Units
The Mass Media
415(11)
Emotional Communication
426(15)
Criticism in the Public Speaking Classroom
441(15)
Developing Special Occasion Speeches
456
Glossary of Human Communication Concepts and Skills G-1
Bibliography B-1
Index I-1

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