Human Communication: The Basic Course

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Pearson Education, Jan 9, 2017 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 496 pages
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For courses in Introduction to Communication

A comprehensive overview of the theory, research, and skills of communication

Human Communication: The Basic Course provides an in-depth look at the fundamental concepts and principles of human communication. Writing for students with little prior background in the discipline, author Joseph DeVito provides the significant foundation needed for more specialized study of interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication, as well as public speaking. The Fourteenth Edition fully integrates the latest research as well as new examples, exercises, and photos to keep the text current and pedagogically effective.

Human Communication: The Basic Course, Fourteenth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

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About the author (2017)

Joseph A. DeVito received his BA from Hunter College, MA from Temple University, and PhD from the University of Illinois. After earning his doctorate in speech and linguistics, DeVito returned to teach in the CUNY system – first at his alma mater, Hunter College, and then at Queens College. During his teaching career, DeVito taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, with a focus on introductory courses. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Hunter College.


At various times, DeVito 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. He has also served as consulting editor to publishers: Random House, Harper & Row, Waveland Press, and HarperCollins, as well as ETS coordinator of the committee to construct the DANTES Public Speaking Test for the Educational Testing Service. A prolific author, DeVito has written or edited more than thirty books in the field of communication, including The Interpersonal Communication Book, Human Communication: The Basic Course, Essential Elements of Public Speaking, Interpersonal Messages, and Essentials of Human Communication, all published by Pearson. A number of his textbooks have been translated into a variety of languages including Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, French, Greek, and Czech. An Arabic translation is in production.

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