Human Communication

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-07
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The second edition ofHuman Communicationis an engaging reflection of the contemporary field of communication studies. The authors' writing mantra ("Make It Smart; Keep It Real") leads to a text that strikes a practical balance of definitive content and everyday application. To "make it smart," the authors read hundreds of articles from such mainstream communication journals asCommunication Education,Communication Monographs, andCommunication Studies. To "keep it real," the authors synthesized their findings so that they resonate with the challenges and goals of today's typical basic course. Every chapter features skill-building, critical thinking, innovative pedagogy, 21st century examples, and lively writing that is respectful of the student reader.Human Communication, Second Edition, is also a complete learning package that integrates the text and a variety of media components, including a companion Online Learning Center, a student CD-ROM, and an extensive collection of original videos series.

Table of Contents

Part I. Fundamentals of Communication Studies

1. Human Communication

2. Perception, Self, and Communication

3. Verbal Communication

4. Nonverbal Communication

5. Listening and Critical Thinking

Part II. Communication Contexts

6. Interpersonal Communication: Couples, Teams, Cultures

7. Intercultural Communication

8. Interviewing

9. The Dynamics of Small-Group Communication

10. Communication at Work

11. Mediated Communication and Media Literacy

Part III. Fundamentals of Public Speaking: Preparation and Delivery

12. Communication Apprehension and Source Credibility

13. Topic Selection and Audience Analysis

14. Finding Information

15. Organizing Your Presentation

16. Delivery and Visual Resources

17. Informative Presentations

18. Persuasive Presentations




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