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Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication 8th Edition

Julia T. Wood

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Written by leading scholar Julia Wood, COMMUNICATION MOSAICS: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, 8th Edition draws on the latest research and practices to offer a foundational survey while helping students build skills. Retaining a signature narrative style and holistic approach, this product explains the basic processes central to all communication. It then applies these processes to various contexts. Each chapter includes a section devoted to digital communication and social media. Each chapter ends with a case study enabling students to put what they learn into real-world practice.

Julia T. Wood, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Julia T. Wood is the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the university at the age of 24. While on the faculty, she was named the Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Humanities and the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor of Graduate Education. The author of 17 books, she has edited 10 other books, published more than 100 articles and book chapters and presented numerous papers at professional conferences. In addition, her honors include 12 awards for undergraduate teaching and 15 awards for her scholarship.

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  • Each chapter opens with learning objectives as well as includes in-text engagement features, skill building exercises, and reflection questions to help students optimize their study time and course success.
  • Throughout the book, the author explicitly links communication concepts to active involvement with the world beyond the classroom. Wherever possible, the text cites current research, provides engaging examples, and directs students to URLs and blogs about relevant civic engagement, work settings, and social contexts.
  • The author explores the uses, impact, and roles of technology—detailing social media throughout the text to illustrate the pervasive nature of technology today, while a variety of hands-on activities show students how to work critically and meaningfully with these technologies to maximize their careers and personal success.
  • COMMUNICATION MOSAICS encourages students to apply communication theories, research, and skills to real-world practice. Self-tests and brief activities found in each chapter's TAKE ACTION section and the "Guidelines" sections in Parts II and III help students develop and sharpen their communication skills, while "Engage!" boxes introduce them to a range of technology, diversity, and professional issues.

Communication Mosaics: An Introduction to the Field of Communication

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface.
Part I: COMMUNICATION CAREERS AND FOUNDATIONS.
1. A First Look at Communication.
2. The Field of Communication from Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.
Part II: COMMUNICATION PROCESSES AND SKILLS.
3. Perceiving and Understanding.
4. Engaging in Verbal Communication.
5. Engaging in Nonverbal Communication.
6. Listening and Responding to Others.
7. Creating Communication Climates.
8. Adapting Communication to Cultures and Social Communities.
Part III: CONTEXTS OF COMMUNICATION.
9. Communication and Personal Identity.
10. Communication in Personal Relationships.
11. Communication in Groups and Teams.
12. Communication in Organizations.
13. Public Communication.
14. Mass Communication.
15. Digital Media and the Online World.
Epilogue.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

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