Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Performing Arts - 432 pages
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Julia Wood, a leading scholar in the field of communication, brings us a new and extensively updated edition of COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION. This sixth edition retains the author's signature first-person narrative style and holistic approach to the field of communication by first explaining the basic processes central to all communication contexts (listening, perceiving, using verbal and nonverbal communication, establishing climate), and then applying these processes to various contexts (interpersonal, small group, public, organizational, intercultural, mass communication, and personal and social media). Through reviewer and student-praised Student Voices features, seamless and thoughtful integration of diversity, skill-building pedagogy, and real-life examples, the text builds each student's communication skills while providing a foundational survey for the discipline. Expose your students to the vast world of communication and give them the tools they need to become effective communicators in the twenty-first century with COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, Sixth Edition.
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I'm using this textbook to teach HUC101-Intro to Communications this fall. I'll upate his post once I'm done! Read full review

Contents

A First Look at Communication
2
The Field of Communication from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
24
Perceiving and Understanding
46
Engaging in Verbal Communication
68
Engaging in Nonverbal Communication
94
Listening and Responding to Others
114
Creating Communication Climates
136
Adapting Communication to Cultures and Social Communities
158
Communication in Groups and Teams
228
Communication in Organizations
250
Public Communication
270
Mass Communication
296
Personal and Social Media
318
Epilogue
340
Glossary
341
References
351

Communication and SelfConcept
180
Communication in Personal Relationships
202

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About the author (2010)

Julia T. Wood is the Lineberger Professor of Humanities, the Caroline H. and Thomas Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education, and a professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches courses and conducts research on gender, communication, culture, and communication in personal relationships. Dr. Wood has authored 17 books and edited 9 others. In addition, she has published more than 80 articles and book chapters, and she has won 12 awards for undergraduate teaching and 13 awards for her scholarship. She received her BA from North Carolina State University, her MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her PhD from Pennsylvania State University.

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