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A Primer on Communication Studies

This book 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. This book engages students with a conversational tone while still including key theories and concepts that will... Show More


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Lee Ritscher
Lee Ritscher (Faculty)
3 years ago
I used this text in two sections of Interpersonal Communication.
Used in course? Yes