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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Good, basic introductory information about the field of communication. Nothing too deep or complex, but a good start. Read full review


A First Look at Communication
The Field of Communication from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Perceiving and Understanding
Engaging in Verbal Communication
Engaging in Nonverbal Communication
Listening and Responding to Others
Creating Communication Climates
Adapting Communication to Cultures and Social Communities
Communication in Groups and Teams
Communication in Organizations
Public Communication
Mass Communication
Personal and Social Media

Communication and SelfConcept
Communication in Personal Relationships

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Julia Wood joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when she was 24. During her 37 years on the faculty, she taught classes and conducted research on personal relationships as well as gender, communication, and culture. She was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. In addition to publishing 25 books and 100 articles and book chapters, she has presented more than 100 papers at professional conferences and campuses around the country. Her accolades include 14 awards honoring her teaching and 16 awards recognizing her scholarship. She received her B.A. from North Carolina State University, her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.

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