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
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University of Minnesota
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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
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Danielle Vignes
Date Added:
04/06/2020
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This is a review of the Communication in the Real World  https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/communication-in-the-real-world-an-introduction-to-communication-studies completed by Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Southern University at New Orleans 

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Communication
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Douglas Marshall
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07/16/2020
Exploring Communication in the Real World : An Introduction to Speech Communication
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I. Chapter 1: Introduction to Communication Studies
1. Communication: History and Forms
2. The Communication Process
3. Communication Competence

II. Chapter 2: Communication and Perception
4. Perception Process
5. Perceiving Others
6. Communication Principles
7. Perceiving and Presenting Self
8. Improving Perception

III. Chapter 3: Verbal Communication
9. Functions of Language
10. Using Words Effectively and Affectively
11. Language, Society, and Culture
12. Developing Your Ability to Use Effective Language in Public Speaking

IV. Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication
13. Principles and Functions of Nonverbal Communication
14. Types of Nonverbal Communication
15. Nonverbal Communication Competence
16. Nonverbal Communication in Context
17. The Importance of Practicing Delivery

V. Chapter 5: Listening
18. Understanding How and Why We Listen
19. Improving Listening Competence
20. Listenable Messages and Effective Feedback
21. Listening in Public Speaking Settings
22. Value of Public Speaking in Your Life

VI. Chapter 6: Culture and Communication
23. Foundations of Culture and Identity
24. Exploring Specific Cultural Identities
25. Intercultural Communication
26. Intercultural Communication Competence

VII. Chapter 7: Interpersonal Communication Processes
27. Principles of Interpersonal Communication
28. Conflict and Interpersonal Communication
29. Emotions and Interpersonal Communication
30. Self-Disclosure and Interpersonal Communication

VIII. Chapter 8: Communication in Relationships
31. Foundations of Relationships
32. Communication and Friends
33. Communication and Families
34. Romantic Relationships
35. Relationships at Work
36. The Dark Side of Relationships

IX. Chapter 9: Small Group Communication
37. Understanding Small Groups
38. Small Group Development
39. Small Group Dynamics
40. Group Member Roles
41. Problem Solving and Decision Making in Groups
42. Leadership and Small Group Communication

X. Chapter 10: The Basics of Public Speaking
43. What is Public Speaking?
44. Anxiety and Public Speaking
45. Understanding the Process of Public Speaking
46. Getting Started in Public Speaking

XI. Chapter 11: Audience Analysis
47. The Importance of Audience Analysis
48. Demographic Characteristics
49. Psychographic Characteristics
50. Contextual Factors of Audience Analysis

XII. Chapter 12: Developing Topics for Your Speech
51. Getting Started with Your Topic and Purpose
52. Formulating a Specific Purpose Statement
53. Formulating a Central Idea Statement
54. Problems to Avoid with Specific Purpose and Central Idea Statements

XIII. Chapter 13: Researching Your Speeches
55. Primary and Secondary Research
56. Research on the Internet
57. Conducting Your Own Research
58. Accessing Information Through a Library

XIV. Chapter 14: Organizing and Outlining Your Speech
59. Why We Need Organization in Speeches
60. Patterns of Organization
61. Connective Statements
62. Outlining

XV. Chapter 15: Supporting Your Speech Ideas
63. Why Supporting Materials are Needed
64. Types of Supporting Materials
65. Attention Factors and Supporting Material

XVI. Chapter 16: Introductions and Conclusions
66. General Guidelines for Introductions and Conclusions
67. Structuring the Introduction and Examples
68. Structuring the Conclusion and Examples

XVII. Chapter 17: Presentation Aids in Speaking
69. What Are Presentation Aids?
70. Functions of Presentation Aids
71. Types of Presentation Aids
72. Using Presentation Slides
73. Low-Tech Presentation Aids

XVIII. Chapter 18: Informative Speaking
74. What is an Informative Speech?
75. Types of Informative Speeches
76. Guidelines for Selecting an Informative Speech Topic
77. Guidelines for Preparing an Informative Speech

XIX. Chapter 19: Persuasive Speaking
78. Why Persuade?
79. A Definition of Persuasion
80. Why is Persuasion Hard?
81. Traditional Views of Persuasion
82. Constructing a Persuasive Speech

XX. Chapter 20: Logical Reasoning
83. Inductive Reasoning
84. Deductive Reasoning
85. Logical Fallacies

XXI. Chapter 21: Special Occasion Speaking
86. Understanding Special Occasion Speeches
87. Types of Special Occasion Speeches
88. Special Occasion Preparation

Appendix A: Cultural Diversity in Public Speaking
Appendix B: Succeeding as a College Student
Appendix C: Public Speaking Online
Appendix D: Humor Appendix (is that anything like the funny bone?)
Appendix E: APA Citation
Appendix G: References

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Communication
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Author:
Chris Miller
Mia Poston
Date Added:
05/11/2021
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.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Flourish Klink
Kim Vaeth
Date Added:
01/01/2014
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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
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Textbook
Author:
Danielle Vignes
Date Added:
04/07/2020
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Intro to Communication Review Rubric
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This is a review of Intro to Communication (CMST 101) com https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/intro-to-communication-cmst-101 completed by Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Southern University at New Orleans 

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Communication
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Full Course
Author:
Douglas Marshall
Date Added:
07/17/2020
Intro to Communication Syllabus
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This syllabus is for Intro to Human Communication by Douglas Marshall, Ph.D. at Southern University at New Orleans, which is the CCOM 1013 on the statewide common course matrix.

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Communication
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Syllabus
Author:
Douglas Marshall
Date Added:
07/30/2020
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Intro to Professional Communication Review Rubric
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This is a review of Introduction to Professional Communication https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/introduction-to-professional-communications by Doreen Piano, Associate Professor of English, University of New Orleans, LA.This rubric was developed by BCcampus. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.The rubric allows reviewers to evaluate OER textbooks using a consistent set of criteria. Reviewers are encouraged to remix this rubric and add their review content within this tool. If you remix this rubric for an evaluation, please add the title to the evaluated content and link to it from your review.

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Communication
Educational Technology
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Doreen Piano
Date Added:
08/05/2020
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.

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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

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Journalism
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Textbook
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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
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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
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Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Tammera Stokes Rice
Date Added:
04/30/2020
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This is a review of the Process of Communication https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/process-of-communication completed by Douglas Marshall, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Southern University at New Orleans 

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Business and Communication
Communication
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Douglas Marshall
Date Added:
07/16/2020
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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