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Provides a thorough foundation in the theory, research, and skills of communication
Human Communication: The Basic Course provides an in-depth look at the concepts and principles of human communication, emphasizing public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication. Designed to allow flexibility in teaching approaches, Human Communication: The Basic Course offers instructors a wide range of topics to discuss and apply to real-world experiences.
MyCommunicationLab is an integral part of the DeVito program. MediaShare allows students to post speeches and share them with classmates and instructors. Interactive videos provide students with the opportunity to watch and evaluate sample speeches. Online self-assessments and pre- and post-tests help students assess their comfort level with public speaking and their knowledge of the material.
0133814971 / 9780133814972 Human Communication: The Basic Course Plus NEW MyCommunicationLab -- Access Card Package
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About the Author
Joseph A. DeVito received his BA from Hunter College in 1960, his MA from Temple University in 1962 and his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1964. After receiving his PhD, he taught at Hunter College-in-the-Bronx (later Lehman College). He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, though he has concentrated on the undergraduate level and mainly on the introductory courses. He has served on the editorial boards of Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Communication, and Etc: A Review of General Semantics.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Foundations of Human Communication
Chapter 1. Preliminaries to Human Communication
Chapter 2. Culture and Communication
Chapter 3. The Self and Perception
Chapter 4. Listening in Human Communication
Chapter 5. Verbal Messages
Chapter 6. Nonverbal Messages
Part 2. Interpersonal, Small Group, and Organizational Communication
Chapter 7. Interpersonal Communication: Conversation
Chapter 8. Interpersonal Relationship Stages and Theories
Chapter 9. Friends, Lovers, and Families
Chapter 10. Small Group Communication
Chapter 11. Members and Leaders
Chapter 12. Human Communication in the Workplace: Organizational Communication
Chapter 13. Interpersonal, Group, and Workplace Conflict
Part 3. Public Speaking
Chapter 14. Public Speaking Topics, Audiences, and Research
Chapter 15. Supporting and Organizing Your Speech
Chapter 16. Style and Delivery in Public Speaking
Chapter 17. The Informative Speech
Chapter 18. The Persuasive Speech
Appendix: Public Speaking Sample Assistants