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5th Edition

Embracing Difference

ISBN 9781138483514
Published December 23, 2019 by Routledge
366 Pages

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Book Description

Communication: Embracing Difference, 5e, provides the fundamentals of communication theory in accessible terms and emphasizes the practical application of communication skills in interpersonal, small group, and public settings, which helps students become more confident and successful communicators. Designed for the hybrid class, this new edition offers an enhanced dual intercultural and career-based approach; new examples and breakout boxes throughout draw connections to communicating in the workplace, experiential learning, and communicating in a global society. Offering a foundation that readers can take beyond the classroom, this volume is designed to resonate with the diverse student populations that make up so many campuses today.

Table of Contents

Unit I: The Process of Communication 1. An Overview of Communication 2. Perception 3. Listening 4. Verbal Communication 5. Nonverbal Communication Unit II: Interpersonal Communication
6. Understanding Ourselves and Others 7. Creating a Positive Communication Climate 8. Interviewing 9. Communicating in Small Groups 10. Solving Problems Using Small Groups Unit III: Public Communication
11. Selecting a Speech Topic and Adapting to the Audience 12. Researching and Using Supporting Material for Your Speech 13. Organizing Your Speech 14. Delivering Your Speech 15. The Informative Speech 16. The Persuasive Speech

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Daniel M. Dunn is Professor of Communication at Purdue University Northwest.

Lisa J. Goodnight is Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement and Professor of Communication at Purdue University Northwest.