Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication (with CD-ROM and Speech Builder Express?/InfoTrac) / Edition 4

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Overview

Julia Wood, a leading scholar in the field of communication, brings us a new edition of the extremely popular COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION. The new edition continues with the holistic approach to the field of communication by first explaining the basic processes central to all communication contexts (e.g. listening, perceiving, using verbal and nonverbal communication, establishing climate), and then applying these processes to various contexts (interpersonal, small group, public, organizational, intercultural, and mass communication). Through reviewer and student-praised "Student Voices" features, seamless and thoughtful integration of diversity, skill-building pedagogy and real-life examples, students are exposed to the vast world of communication and the tools needed to become effective communicators. This book will provide readers with a clear understanding of the fundamental skills and processes that are a part of the broad array of communication encounters in personal, professional and public life in the 21st century.

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"My overall impression of Mosaics is a very positive one. I mostly appreciate Wood's writing style; it's conversational while still scholarly."

"Wood does the best job on the market of trying to makethe text accessible to students while still maintaining its rigor. She does much to persuade me that it is possible to make a text student-friendly without necessarily dumbing down' the material."

"Ultimately, I believe that Communication Mosaics is one of the best introductory texts on the market. The text is written in an easy-to-read manner, with complex ideas explained in the simplest of terms and supplemented through analogy and example, which makes it an ideal text for introductory students."

"Communication Mosaics is an excellent introductory textbook on communication theories, research, skills/competencies, and real life applications. It demonstrates the relevance of communication and excites students by stirring curiosity. Many students may consider communication careers after learning from it."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534646868
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/3/2005
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia T. Wood is the Lineberger Professor of Humanities, the Caroline H. and Thomas Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education, and a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches courses and conducts research on gender, communication, culture, and communication in personal relationships. Dr. Wood has authored 17 books and edited 9 others. In addition, she has published more than 80 articles and book chapters, and she has won 12 awards for undergraduate teaching and 13 awards for her scholarship. She received her BA from North Carolina State University, her MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her PhD from Pennsylvania State University.

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Table of Contents

Part I: COMMUNICATION FOUNDATIONS AND CAREERS. Introduction to Communication Mosaics. 1. A First Look at Communication. 2. The Field of Communication in Historical and Contemporary Perspective. 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 Self Concept. 10. Communication in Personal Relationships. 11. Communication in Groups and Teams. 12. Communication in Organizations. 13. Public Communication. 14. Mass Communication. 15. Communication Technologies. Closing. Appendix: Communication in Interviews. Glossary.

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