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.
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