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Human Communication: The Basic Course (13th Edition)

DeVito, Joseph A.

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ISBN 10: 0133866386 / ISBN 13: 9780133866384
Published by Pearson, 2015
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Title: Human Communication: The Basic Course (13th ...

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Soft cover

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This text provides a concise and in-depth look at the elements that comprise all basic forms of human communication. With an emphasis on Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Small Group Communication, the text also explores key issues and topics in interviewing, organizational communication, and the mass media. Cultural and gender issues are covered in depth. The text also focuses on learning through technology, and the nature and effects of new technologies on human communication. Public speaking is covered in depth (5 full units are devoted to public speaking) to provide readers with the skills for informative and persuasive speaking. Four additional units Emotional Communication, The Special Occasion Speech, Criticism in the Classroom, and Mass Media enable instructors to cover topics that are not always offered in other texts. For anyone interested in improving and understanding key issues of human communication.

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Joseph A. DeVito received his BA from Hunter College in 1960, his MA from Temple University in 1962 and his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1964. After receiving his PhD, he taught at Hunter College-in-the-Bronx (later Lehman College). He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, though he has concentrated on the undergraduate level and mainly on the introductory courses. He 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.

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