Survey of Communication Study

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Survey of Communication Study



elcome to the open source version of Survey of Communication Study. This text offers the opportunity to introduce people to Communication as an academic field of study. We have broken the book into two parts. First, we lay the foundation by covering the scope of communication study, its history, as well as a brief introduction to theories and research methods. Second, we provide chapters that survey many of the areas of specialization practiced in the field of Communication today.

Table of Contents


Part I

Chapter 1 - Foundations: Defining Communication and Communication Study

Chapter 2 - Verbal Communication

Chapter 3 - Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 4 - History of Communication Study

Chapter 5 - Communication Theory

Chapter 6 - Communication Research

Part II

Chapter 7 - Rhetorical Criticism

Chapter 8 - Mass Communication

Chapter 9 - Interpersonal Communication

Chapter 10 - Group Communication

Chapter 11 - Organizational Communication

Chapter 12 - Intercultural Communication

Chapter 13 - Gender Communication


Laura K. Hahn, Professor, Humboldt State University

Scott T. Paynton, Professor, Humboldt State University