Fundamentals of Communication

Broad-based overview of the field of communication as a social and cultural construct, through an examination of practices and theories in various contexts and settings. Topics may include communication theory, media studies, rhetoric intercultural studies, group and organizational communication, and performance.

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Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies
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Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action. A key feature of this book is the integration of content regarding diversity and organizational communication in each chapter through examples and/or discrete sub-sections. Discussions of diversity are not relegated to feature boxes. Also integrated into the content are examples that are inclusive in terms of race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, marital status, religion, and other diverse identity characteristics.

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Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Date Added:
01/01/2016
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Communication in the Real World: Introduction to Communication Studies Review
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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.

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Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Danielle Vignes
Date Added:
04/06/2020
Introduction to Media Studies, Fall 2014
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This course provides a critical analysis of mass media in our culture. Various types of media such as books, films, video games, and online interactions will be discussed and reviewed. This course will also evaluate how information and ideas travel between people on a large scale.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Flourish Klink
Kim Vaeth
Date Added:
01/01/2014
Introduction to Professional Communications
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No matter your field, having professional communication skills is essential to success in today's workplace. This book covers key business communications topics that will help you in your career, including intercultural communication, team work, professional writing, audience analysis and adapting messages, document formatting, oral communication, and more.

Part 1: Communication foundations
1.1 Learning to write
1.2 Elements in communication
1.3 Critical thinking

Part 2: The research process
2.1 Research questions
2.2 Categorizing sources
2.3 Evaluating sources
2.4 Citing sources
2.5 Making an argument
2.6 Annotated bibliography

Part 3: Planning messages
3.1 Pre-writing
3.2 Communication models
3.3 Audience analysis
3.4 Purpose
3.5 Channels
3.6 Audience types
3.7 Audience demographics
3.8 Audience geographics
3.9 Audience psychographics
3.10 Adapting messages

Part 4: Writing
4.1 Style and tone
4.2 Plain language
4.3 Inclusive language
4.4 Concision
4.5 You attitude (you view)

Part 5: Message types
5.1 Memos
5.2 Letters
5.3 Emails
5.4 Proposals
5.5 Reports
5.6 Persuasive appeals
5.7 Persuasive messages
5.8 Starting your job search
5.9 Resumes
5.10 Cover letters
5.11 Bad news messages

Part 6: Visual communication
6.1 Graphics
6.2 Drawings, diagrams, and photos
6.3 Tables, charts, and graphs
6.4 Headings
6.5 Lists
6.6 Emphasis

Part 7: Polishing your message
7.1 Revising, editing, and proofreading
7.2 Reverse outlining

Part 8: Interpersonal communications
8.1 Intercultural communication
8.2 Team work
8.3 Listening skills
8.4 Giving and receiving feedback
8.5 Workplace conflict management
8.6 Oral presentations

Subject:
Business and Communication
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Melissa Ashman
Date Added:
09/23/2019
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Introduction to Public Communication Review
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This is a review of the textbook, Introduction to Public Communication http://louis.oercommons.org/courses/introduction-to-public-communication/view completed by Danielle Vignes, Baton Rouge Community College.

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Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Danielle Vignes
Date Added:
04/07/2020
Media, Society, Culture and You
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Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.

This book has been peer-reviewed by 6 subject experts and is now available for adoption or adaptation. If you plan to adopt or adapt this open textbook, please let us know by filling out our adoption form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIj_Te3hiuJL7cKaofhhUHuDz3_hlVXg6Wg1IPcDZoH2pRrg/viewform?usp=sf_link).

You can view the book's Review Statement (https://press.rebus.community/mscy/back-matter/review-statement/) for more information about reviewers and the review process. An Accessibility Assessment (https://press.rebus.community/mscy/back-matter/accessibility-assessment/) for this is book has also been prepared to see how this book meets accessibility standards.

Subject:
Communication
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Mark Poepsel
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Media Studies 101
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Media Studies 101 is the open educational resource for media studies studies in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacifica. We have constructed this text so it can be read in a number of ways. You may wish to follow the structured order of 'chapters' like you would in a traditional printed textbook. Each section builds on and refers back to previous sections to build up your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you may want to go straight to the section you are interested in -- links will help guide you back to definitions and key ideas if you need to refresh your knowledge or understand a new concept.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/media-studies-101

Subject:
Journalism
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Bernard Madill
Brett Nicholls
Colette Snowden
Erika Pearson
Hannah Mettner
Hazel Phillips
Jane Ross
Khin-Wee Chen
Martina Wengenmeir
Massimiliana Urbana
Maud Ceuterick
Sarah Gallagher
Shah Nister J. Kabir
Sy Taffel
Thelma Fisher
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Media and Society
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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.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Process of Communication
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Surveys the discipline of Communication Studies, emphasizing a theoretical understanding of human communication. It explores the history, assumptions, principles, specializations, and processes of human communication as an academic field. Overall, this is a perfect course for anyone thinking about the field of communication because it explores all facets of the field.

Chapter 1: The Foundations of Communication
Chapter 2: History of Communication Studies
Chapter 3: Perceiving and Understanding
Chapter 4: Verbal Communication
Chapter 5: Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 6: Listening
Chapter 7: Creating Communication Climates and Conflict Communication Climate
Chapter 8 Communication Theory
Chapter 9: Interpersonal Communication
Chapter 10: Intercultural Communication
Chapter 11: Gender Communication
Chapter 12: Health Communication
Chapter 13: Mass Communication

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Tammera Stokes Rice
Date Added:
04/30/2020
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Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking Review
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This is a review of Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking, https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/stand-up-speak-out-the-practice-and-ethics-of-public-speaking, by Danielle Vignes, Associate Professor Baton Rouge Community College.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Danielle Vignes
Date Added:
04/20/2020