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Human Communication by Judy C. C. Pearson, Paul E. Nelson, Scott Titsworth, Paul E. Nelson

The third edition of Human Communication is an engaging reflection of the contemporary field of communication studies. The authors’ writing mantra ("Make It Smart; Keep It Real") leads to a text that strikes a practical balance of definitive content and everyday application. To "make it smart," the authors read hundreds of articles from mainstream communication journals. To "keep it real," the authors synthesized their findings so that they resonate with the challenges and goals of today's typical basic course. Every chapter features skill-building, critical thinking, innovative pedagogy, 21st century examples, and lively writing that is respectful of the student reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780072560053
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 564
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Scott Titsworth is an Associate Professor and Associate Director for Graduate Studies in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. Scott is a co-author of four textbooks and is a nationally respected scholar in the field of instructional communication and communication education. Scott and co-author, Lynn Harter, are married and have one daughter.

Table of Contents

Part One: Fundamentals of Communication Studies

1. Introduction to Human Communication

2. Perception, Self and Communication

3. Language and Meaning

4. Nonverbal Communication

5. Listening and Critical Thinking


Part Two: Communication Contexts

6. Interpersonal Communication

7. Intercultural Communication

8. Workplace Communication

9. The Dynamics of Small Group Communication


Part Three: Fundamentals of Public Speaking: Preparation and Delivery

10. Topic Selection and Audience Analysis

11. Source Credibility and Using Evidence

12. Organizing Your Presentation

13. Delivery and Visual Resources

14. Informative Presentations

15. Persuasive Presentations


Online Unit: Mediated Communication and Media Literacy

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