Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies
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Chapter 1: Introduction to Communication Studies. Communication: History and Forms. The Communication Process. Communication Principles. Communication Competence. Chapter 2: Communication and Perception. Perception Process. Perceiving Others. Perceiving and Presenting Self. Improving Perception. Chapter 3: Verbal Communication. Language and Meaning. Functions of Language. Using Words Well. Language, Society, and Culture. Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication. Principles and Functions of Nonverbal Communication. Types of Nonverbal Communication. Nonverbal Communication Competence. Nonverbal Communication in Context. Chapter 5: Listening. Understanding How and Why We Listen. Barriers to Effective Listening. Improving Listening Competence. Listenable Messages and Effective Feedback. Chapter 6: Interpersonal Communication Processes. Principles of Interpersonal Communication. Conflict and Interpersonal Communication. Emotions and Interpersonal Communication. Self-Disclosure and Interpersonal Communication. Chapter 7: Communication in Relationships. Foundations of Relationships. Communication and Friends. Communication and Families. Romantic Relationships. Relationships at Work. The Dark Side of Relationships. Chapter 8: Culture and Communication. Foundations of Culture and Identity. Exploring Specific Cultural Identities. Intercultural Communication. Intercultural Communication Competence. Chapter 9: Preparing a Speech. Selecting and Narrowing a Topic. Researching and Supporting Your Speech. Organizing. Outlining. Chapter 10: Delivering a Speech. Managing Public Speaking Anxiety. Delivery Methods and Practice Sessions. Vocal Delivery. Physical Delivery. Chapter 11: Informative and Persuasive Speaking. Informative Speeches. Persuasive Speaking. Persuasive Reasoning and Fallacies. Persuasive Strategies. Chapter 12: Public Speaking in Various Contexts. Speaking in Personal and Civic Contexts. Speaking in Academic Settings. Speaking in Business Settings. Speaking via Electronic Media. Chapter 13: Small Group Communication. Understanding Small Groups. Small Group Development. Small Group Dynamics. Chapter 14: Leadership, Roles, and Problem Solving in Groups. Leadership and Small Group Communication. Group Member Roles. Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups. Chapter 15: Media, Technology, and Communication . Technological Advances: From the Printing Press to the iPhone. Functions and Theories of Mass Communication. Mass Communication and Ethics. Chapter 16: New Media and Communication. New Media Technologies. New Media and Society. New Media, the Self, and Relationships.
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