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The Basics of Communication 9781412941532

The Basics of Communication

A Relational Perspective

ISBN-10: 1412941539
ISBN-13: 9781412941532
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
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Product Description: Can an understanding of communication concepts improve relationships with others? Conversely, how do our connections with others influence how converse with them? Written in a warm and lively style and packed with teaching tools, The Basics of Communication: A Relational Perspective offers a unique look at the inseparable connection between relationships and communication and highlights the roles that those interpersonal connections play in public speaking as well as in casual discussions. This groundbreaking text offers a hybrid approach of theory and application by introducing students to fundamental communication concepts and providing practical instruction on making effective formal presentations. The authors encourage students to employ critical thinking on key topics, to link communication theory to their own experiences, and to improve their communication skills in the process. Key Features#65533;#65533; Stresses the vital intersection of communication and relational contexts and how they interact and influence one another Offers a refreshing and original approach that engages students with lively, topical examples to challenge them and to enliven classroom discussion Provides up-to-date communication topics in a way that easily fits within a traditional course outline Integrates effective pedagogical tools throughout, addressing ethics, media links, and questions for students to discuss with friends, among others Devotes two chapters to the use of media and relational technology such as cell phones, iPods, Blackberries, MySpace, and Facebook in daily communications#65533;#65533;Ancillaries#65533;#65533; Includes an Instructor#65533;s Resource on CD-ROM that features PowerPoint slides, a test bank, suggestions for course projects and activities, Internet resources, and more. (Contact Customer Care at 1-800-818-7243 to request a copy.) The robust online Student Study Site ( includes e-flashcards, video and audio clips, SAGE journal articles, links to a Facebook page for the text, and other interactive resources. Intended Audience#65533;#65533; Designed as a core textbook for undergraduate students of communication studies, this book is also an excellent resource for business students#65533;or others who are interested in learning more about the pervasive role of communication concepts in everyday life.

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PAGES: 488
CATEGORY: Language Arts & Disciplines

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