|Human Communication: The Basic Course, Global Edition||
Human Communication: The Basic Course, Global Edition
|84.50||approx. 7-9 days|
Provides a thorough foundation in the theory, research, and skills of communication
Human Communication: The Basic Course provides an in-depth look at the concepts and principles of human communication, emphasizing public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication. 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.
Covers the Fundamentals of Communication - Part One covers the fundamental concepts and principles of human communication, the self and perception, listening and verbal and nonverbal messages. Part Two covers interpersonal interaction and relationships, small group membership and leadership, organizational communication, and conflict. Part Three covers the preparation and presentation of public speeches.
Emphasizes the Concept of Choice - The concept of choice as central to all communication has been given greater prominence in this edition.
Includes Coverage of Public Speaking - Five full chapters devoted to Public Speaking help students develop the skills needed for informative, persuasive, and special occasion speaking.
Discusses Cultural Issues - An entire chapter (Chapter 2) devoted to cultural issues explains the ways culture and gender influence communication, and integrated coverage throughout the text relates cultural and gender issues to all aspects of human communication.
Focuses on Communication Competence– Critical thinking questions, key terms, and summaries enable students to practice concepts learned in each chapter. In this edition, the self-tests have been integrated into the text narrative. Reflections on Ethics, Understanding Theory and Research, and Media Literacy boxes contain experiences designed to encourage readers to interact with the concepts and to relate these insights to their own everyday communication.
In addition to an updating of research, new examples, greater emphasis on social media, new exercises, and improved graphics, among the major content changes are these:
Part One: Foundations of Human Communication (Chapters 1-6)
Part Two: Interpersonal, Small Group, and Organizational Communication (Chapters 7-13)
Part Three: Public Speaking (Chapters 14-18)
Part 1. Foundations of Human Communication
Chapter 1. Preliminaries to Human Communication
Chapter 2. Culture and Communication
Chapter 3. The Self and Perception
Chapter 4. Listening in Human Communication
Chapter 5. Verbal Messages
Chapter 6. Nonverbal Messages
Part 2. Interpersonal, Small Group, and Organizational Communication
Chapter 7. Interpersonal Communication: Conversation
Chapter 8. Interpersonal Relationship Stages and Theories
Chapter 9. Friends, Lovers, and Families
Chapter 10. Small Group Communication
Chapter 11. Members and Leaders
Chapter 12. Human Communication in the Workplace: Organizational Communication
Chapter 13. Interpersonal, Group, and Workplace Conflict
Part 3. Public Speaking
Chapter 14. Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research
Chapter 15. Supporting and Organizing Your Speech
Chapter 16. Style and Delivery in Public Speaking
Chapter 17. The Informative Speech
Chapter 18. The Persuasive Speech
Appendix: Public Speaking Sample Assistants