In the Company of Others An Introduction to Communication

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/10/2012
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Now in its fourth edition,In the Company of Otherscontinues to use the "communication competence" model to bring introductory human communication courses to life for students. Combining current research with humor, vivid examples, and practical advice, Rothwell tackles interpersonal and small group communication alongside public speaking in a single term. NEW TO THIS EDITION: - The "Communication Competence" model appears in each heading and all chapter summaries are explicitly tied to this approach -More than 500 new references added -Rigorously updated social media and technology examples -"Focus on Controversy" boxes, "Developing Communication Competence" self-assessment exercises, "Film School" features, and photo captions updated to include more quizzes and critical-thinking probes PACKAGING INFO FOR INSTRUCTORS: In the Company of Others+Now Playing: Learning Communication Through Film2012 Edition (978-0-19-992910-8) In the Company of Others+ Student Success Manual (978-0-19-92911-5) In the Company of Others+Now Playing2012 + Student Success Manual (978-0-19-992909-2)

Table of Contents

Part One: Fundamentals of Communication

Chapter 1: Competent Communication: Effective and Appropriate
Chapter 2: Perception of Self and Others: Who Am I? Who Are They?
Chapter 3: Culture and Gender
Chapter 4: Language: Sharing Meaning with Words
Chapter 5: Nonverbal Communication: Sharing Meaning Without Words
Chapter 6: Listening to Others

Part Two: Interpersonal Communication

Chapter 7: Power: The Inescapable Interpersonal Dynamic
Chapter 8: Making Relationships Work
Chapter 9: Interpersonal Conflict Management

Part Three: Group Communication

Chapter 10: The Anatomy of Small Groups
Chapter 11: Effective Groups

Part Four: Public Speaking

Chapter 12: Preparing Speeches
Chapter 13: Presenting Speeches
Chapter 14: Informative Speaking
Chapter 15: Persuasive Speaking

Appendix A: Interviewing
Appendix B: Speeches for Special Occasions

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