Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication / Edition 5

Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication / Edition 5

by Julia T. Wood
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495100579

ISBN-13: 9780495100577

Pub. Date: 01/05/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Written by leading scholar Julia Wood, COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, 8E draws from the latest research and practices to equip students with a foundational survey while helping them build effective skills. Retaining the author's signature first-person narrative style and holistic approach, the text explains the basic

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Written by leading scholar Julia Wood, COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, 8E draws from the latest research and practices to equip students with a foundational survey while helping them build effective skills. Retaining the author's signature first-person narrative style and holistic approach, the text explains the basic processes central to all communication contexts--listening, perceiving, using verbal and nonverbal communication, and establishing climate. Then these processes are applied to various contexts such as interpersonal, small group, public, organizational, intercultural, mass communication, personal, and social media. Each chapter includes a section devoted to digital communication and social media. Chapters end with a case study enabling students to put what they learn into real-world practice. In addition, Chapter 13 walks students step-by-step through the process of planning and preparing a public speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495100577
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/05/2007
Series:
Available Titles CengageNOW Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface. Part I: COMMUNICATION CAREERS AND FOUNDATIONS. 1. A First Look at Communication. 2. The Field of Communication from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Part II: COMMUNICATION PROCESSES AND SKILLS. 3. Perceiving and Understanding. 4. Engaging in Verbal Communication. 5. Engaging in Nonverbal Communication. 6. Listening and Responding to Others. 7. Creating Communication Climates. 8. Adapting Communication to Cultures and Social Communities. Part III: CONTEXTS OF COMMUNICATION. 9. Communication and Personal Identity. 10. Communication in Personal Relationships. 11. Communication in Groups and Teams. 12. Communication in Organizations. 13. Public Communication. 14. Mass Communication. 15. Digital Media and the Online World. Epilogue. Glossary. References. Index.

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