A study of communication theory as applied to business and organizational environments. Emphasis on development of effective communication skills for professional situations including team building, interviewing, public speaking, and accommodating diverse perspectives. Assessment levels: EN 101/101A, RD 120. Three hours lecture each week.
College Success takes a fresh look at what it means, in today’s world, with today’s students, to be successful in college.Although many of the topics included—from study skills to personal health, from test-taking to managing time and money—will look familiar to those who have used student success texts that have been around for many editions, College Success takes a new approach. The focus is on realistic, practical tools for the students who need them. This is a book designed, frankly, for students who may have difficulty with traditional college texts. The style is direct and to the point. Information is presented concisely and as simply as possible. This is not a weighty tome that discusses student success—this is a manual for doing it.College student demographics have changed considerably in recent decades. More than a third of all students enroll not directly from high school but after a delay of some years. More students are working and have families. More students come from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds. More students are the first in their family to attend college. More students have grown up with electronic media and now read and think in ways different from the previous generation. With these and so many other cultural changes, more students are not well prepared for a college education with the study skills and life skills they need to become successful students.For each student to get the most out of College Success and their college experience they must understand who they are as it relates to college. To that end, in every chapter students explore themselves, because success starts with recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses. Students make their own goals based on this self-assessment, determining what success in college really means for them as individuals. Interactive activities then help students learn the choices available to them and the possibilities for improving their skills. Skills are presented in step-by-step processes, tips for success in manageable highlighted displays. Most important, students always see the value of what they are reading—and how they can begin to apply it immediately in their own lives.College Success is intended for use in Freshmen Orientation, Study Skills or Student Success courses. A 2009 study revealed that currently nationwide, 34% of college freshmen do not return to their college for their sophomore year. This book is designed to help change that.
This is a review of Communication In The Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/communication-in-the-real-world-an-introduction-to-communication-studies (also found at https://open.lib.umn.edu/communication/) completed by Dr. Danielle Vignes , Associate Professor, Baton Rouge Community College, on April 6, 2020.
In this course, we will explore the ways stakeholders influence the media environment we live in today. We will critically examine the ways new media technology allows the general population to access and actively contribute to social media content. This course will also develop a working knowledge of how media are operated and regulated under varied political and economic influences.
The introduction of Business Communication for Success, the textbook used throughout this course, notes that Ň[E]ffective communication takes preparation, practice, and persistence. There are many ways to learn communication skills; the school of experience, or Ôhard knocks,Ő is one of them. But in the business environment, a ÔknockŐ (or lesson learned) may come at the expense of your credibility through a blown presentation to a client.Ó Effective communication skills are a prerequisite for succeeding in business. Communication tools and activities connect people within and beyond the organization in order to establish the businessŐs place in the corporate community and the social community, and as a result, that communication needs to be consistent, effective, and customized for the business to prosper. Business Communication for Success provides theories and practical information that represent the heart of this course, while additional resources are included to expand or pose alternatives to the approaches chosen in the textbook. You will receive maximum benefits from this course if you complete the readings first and then use the additional resources to fill in the blanks and/or reconsider the topics in the textbook.
This course is designed to help you identify how to become a better communicator in these sorts of cross-cultural situations. You will learn about barriers to successful communication that involve cultural differences. You will also learn more about your own communication style and how it can be developed to facilitate more successful intercultural encounters.
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Book Contents are:
Chapter 1: Introduction to Communication Studies
1.1 Communication Forms
1.2 The Communication Process
1.3 Communication Principles
Chapter 2: Communication and Perception
2.1 Perception Process
2.2 Perceiving Others
2.3 Perceiving & Presenting Self
2.4 Improving Perception
Chapter 3: Verbal Communication
3.1 Functions of Language
3.2 Using Words Well
Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication
4.1 Principles & Functions of Nonverbal Communication
4.2 Types of Nonverbal Communication
4.3 Nonverbal Communication Competence
4.4 Nonverbal Communication in Context
Chapter 5: Listening
5.1 Understanding How & Why We Listen
5.2 Barriers to Effective Listening
5.3 Improving Listening Competences
Chapter 6: Interpersonal Communication Processes
6.1 Principles of Interpersonal Communication
6.2 Conflict & Interpersonal Communication
6.3 Emotions & Interpersonal Communication
6.4 Self-Disclosure & Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 7: Communications in Relationships
7.1 Foundations of Relationships
7.2 Communication & Friends
7.3 Communications and Families
7.4 Romantic Relationships
7.5 Relationships at Work
7.6 The Dark Side of Relationships
Chapter 8: Culture & Communication
8.1 Culture & Romantic Relationships
Chapter 9: New Media & Communication
9.1 New Media, the Self, and Relationships
This course examines civic media in comparative, transnational and historical perspectives through the use of various theoretical tools, research approaches, and project design methods.
A comprehensive examination of the evolution and impact of the media, primarily in the United States, which should lead you to reflect upon how your viewpoints are shaped by and can shape the media with which you interact.
Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time is the first free, open source text for advertising and marketing classes. A new alternative to introductory texts that can cost into three figures and provide information that is extraneous or outdated, Launch! offers a basic text at no cost to students. Instead, we generate revenue through individually priced materials such as discretionary hard copies of the text (for those of you who still like to mark up your book the old-fashioned way), study guides, podcasts and streaming interviews (à la iTunes), user-generated content, advertising sales, and corporate sponsorship. There’s something else that’s really unique and cool about Launch! Welcome to the first advertising textbook written in partnership with a real-life advertising agency. It’s fine to talk about ad campaigns from the past, but we’d rather hear about one from the horse’s mouth—while it’s still happening. We’re going to teach you about the ad biz the way you’ll learn it if you choose to make it your career (and we hope you do). None of that shiny, happy, “talking heads” stuff; we’re going to take the gloves off and show you how a campaign works (and sometimes doesn’t) from the vantage point of the people who have to do it every day. Prepare to Launch!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Meet SS+K: A Real Agency Pitches a Real Client
Chapter 2: A User's Manual: Advertising, Promotion, and Marketing Essentials
Chapter 3: Advertising and Society
Chapter 4: Consumers and the Communications Process: SS+K Gets to Know Its Consumers
Chapter 5: Know Your Audience: SS+K Learns All About msnbc.com, Inside and Out
Chapter 6: Segment, Target, and Position Your Audience: SS+K Identifies the Most Valuable News Consumer
Chapter 7: Decide What You Can Afford to Say: msnbc.com Sets the Budget
Chapter 8: Create a Strategy: SS+K Puts Its Research to Use as the Agency Creates the Brief
Chapter 9: Choose Your Communication Weapons: SS+K Decides Upon a Creative Strategy and Media Tactics
Chapter 10: Plan and Buy Media: SS+K Chooses the Right Media for the Client's New Branding Message
Chapter 11: Execute on All Platforms: SS+K Goes into Production Overdrive
Chapter 12: Make the Message Sell: SS+K Ensures that All Components Tell the Brand Story
Chapter 13: Launch! msnbc.com's First-Ever Branding Campaign
Chapter 14: ROI: msnbc.com Decides if the Campaign Worked
A comprehensive exploration of the underlaying forces that influence the content that is projected on the media. Unit 1 aims to define mass communication, mass media, and culture. It also will introduce the core concepts of media literacy and the concept of transmedia, the practice of integrating entertainment experiences across a range of different media platforms. Unit 2 will introduce selected theories that will help in analyzing mass communication and its effects. Subsequent units will explore individual mediums, with final unit focusing on media ethics and the relationship between the media and the government.
This book is intended for use in a large introductory class in new media in a program that covers the “full-stack” including critical/cultural studies, media management, diffusion of innovation, and synthetic media production. The first half of this basic sequence covered new media and democracy, finance, intellectual property law, basic games, and transmedia. The second half of the sequence covers many topics related to aesthetics, design, technology, and methodology.
To that end, this book needed to be written so that it would be helpful for many different professors and trajectories of study. This book is in neither engineering, social science, nor the humanities, but also all of those. At the same time, this is a program in the Communication Studies and Media Studies traditions of the United States and that texture will come across.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Theorizing the Future
Section 2: Where Change is Unlikely
Section 3: Things That Are Likely to Change
Section 4: Methods
Section 5: Provocations
An introduction to the human communication concentration in the communications major. This course will introduce you to communication principles, common communication practices, and a selection of theories to better understand the communication transactions that you experience in your daily life.
This course will help prepare you to conduct public relations suitable for small start-up businesses, international companies, political campaigns, social programs, personal development, and other outreach projects.
This class develops the abilities of students to communicate science effectively in a variety of real-world contexts. It covers strategies for dealing with complex areas like theoretical physics, genomics and neuroscience, and addresses challenges in communicating about topics such as climate change and evolution. Projects focus on speaking and writing, being an expert witness, preparing briefings for policy-makers, writing blogs, and giving live interviews for broadcast, as well as the creation of an interactive exhibit for display in the MIT Museum.
This course is designed to familiarize you with the major theory and research surrounding the study of small group communication and provide an opportunity to analyze and develop solutions to a community problem while working in a small group.
This course examines the nature of attitudes, beliefs, and values, and the influences which indiviudals' attitudes have upon their behavior. Various theories of attitude organization and attitude change are discussed, and the development of social attitudes is explored by examining the differential impact of the family, the educational system, the mass media, and the general social environment. The changing content of public opinion over time and its relationship to the political system are also discussed.
Using Internet Communication enhances students' theoretical understanding of electronic communication and their ability to communicate as professionals, scholars, and citizens using the Internet. Participants learn core communication theoretical models and principles, and apply them to electronic communication methods that enhance interpersonal, small group, and public interactions. These methods include electronic meetings, discussion forums, co-authoring tools, audio, and video.