Human Communication : The Basic Course

Edition: 12th
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-12-30
Publisher(s): Pearson
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"Would be just as informative if there were a CD full of grunts and yells included with the book, but that would probably add $50 to the price."

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Updated in a new 12th edition,Human Communication: The Basic Coursesurveys the broad field of human communication, giving attention to theory, research, and skill development.This book provides an in-depth look at the concepts, principles, and skills of human communication, emphasizing public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication.

Table of Contents

Part One. Foundations of Human Communication 

1.       Preliminaries to Human Communication 

2.       Culture and Communication

3.       The Self and Perception

4.       Listening in Human Communication

5.       Verbal Messages 

6.       Nonverbal Messages


Part Two. Interpersonal, Small Group Communication, and Organizational Communication 

7.       Interpersonal Communication: Conversation 

8.       Interpersonal Relationship Stages and Theories 

9.       Friends, Lovers, and Families

10.     Small Group Communication        

11.     Members and Leaders

12.     Human Communication in the Workplace: Organizational Communication

13.     Interpersonal, Small Group, and Workplace Conflict


Part Three. Public Speaking

14.     Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research 

15.     Supporting and Organizing Your Speech 

16.     Style and Presentation in Public Speaking 

17.     The Informative Speech 

18.     The Persuasive Speech


Glossary of Human Communication Concepts and Skills



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