Higher Education

COMM2, 2nd Edition

  • includes CourseMate, Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder™ Express, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Printed Access Card
  • Rudolph F. Verderber University of Cincinnati
  • Kathleen S. Verderber Northern Kentucky University
  • Deanna D. Sellnow University of Central Florida
  • ISBN-10: 0495914487  |  ISBN-13: 9780495914488
  • 272 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2009, 2009
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
  • Newer Edition Available
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About

Overview

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, COMM2 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • Communication Skill boxes provide a step-by-step guide for each of the communication skills and provide an immediate opportunity for students to practice the skills.
  • Conversation and Analysis communication scenarios offer print and video exemplars of important concepts.
  • The principles of effective speech-making are organized into five Speech Plan Action Steps to guide students through an orderly process that results in better speeches.
  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, and from interviews with faculty and students.
  • Diverse Voices articles give voice to the communication experiences of people from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter In Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. Quizzes, audio downloads, video podcasts, and more are only a click away.

Table of Contents

PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION.
1. Communication Perspectives.
2. Perception of Self and Others.
3. Communicating Verbally.
4. Communicating through Nonverbal Behaviors.
5. Listening and Responding.
PART 2:
6. Communicating across Cultures.
7. Understanding Interpersonal Relationships.
8. Communication Skills in Interpersonal Relationships: Providing Emotional Support, Managing Privacy, and Negotiating Conflict.
Appendix Interviewing.
PART III: GROUP COMMUNICATION.
9. Communicating in Groups.
10. Problem Solving in Groups.
PART IV: PUBLIC SPEAKING.
11. Developing and Researching a Speech Topic.
12. Organizing Your Speech.
13. Adapting Verbally and Visually.
14. Overcoming Speech Apprehension by Practicing Delivery.
15. Informative Speaking.
16. Persuasive Speaking.

What's New

  • Online PopComm! feature which highlights how communication concepts play out in popular culture.
  • New assignments, online resources, and exercises including three Civic Engagement exercises.
  • New end-of-chapter feature that highlights digital tools.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Printed Text + WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code

ISBN-10: 1111707294  | ISBN-13: 9781111707293

List Price = $61.95  | CengageBrain Price = $61.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • COMM2
    List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
  • WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
    List Price = $46.25  | CengageBrain Price = $46.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25


Printed Text + WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1111707308  | ISBN-13:  9781111707309

List Price = $61.95  | CengageBrain Price = $61.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • COMM2
    List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
  • WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code
    List Price = $46.25  | CengageBrain Price = $46.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25


Printed Text + Communication CourseMate with eBook, Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™, Audio Study Tools, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access Code

ISBN-10:  1111707286  | ISBN-13:  9781111707286

List Price = $129.95  | CengageBrain Price = $129.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $96.20

This Bundle Includes:

  • COMM2
    List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
  • CourseMate with Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™, Audio Study Tools, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access
    List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.95


Bundle: Text + 4LTR Press Print Option Sticker

ISBN-10:  1133023282  | ISBN-13:  9781133023289

List Price = $55.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • COMM2
    List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
  • 4LTR Press Print Option Sticker
    List Price = $.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $.00


Printed Text + MindTap® Communication Studies Instant Access with Selection

ISBN-10:  1285943694 | ISBN-13:  9781285943695

List Price = $68.95  | CengageBrain Price = $68.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.25

This Bundle Includes:

  • COMM2
    List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.25
  • MindTap® Communication Studies, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Verderber/Verderber/Sellnow's COMM
    List Price = $101.00  | CengageBrain Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

COMM 2 (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 0495914495 | ISBN-13: 9780495914495)

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, COMM2 is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price.

Instructor's Resource Manual on Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1111476993 | ISBN-13: 9781111476991)

PowerLecture with ExamView® and JoinIn™ Student Response System  (ISBN-10: 1111347573 | ISBN-13: 9781111347574)

CourseMate with Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™, Audio Study Tools, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495914517 | ISBN-13: 9780495914518)

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.95

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111570698 | ISBN-13: 9781111570699)

Succeed in your communication course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $46.25  | CengageBrain Price = $46.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 111157071X | ISBN-13: 9781111570712)

Succeed in your communication course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $46.25  | CengageBrain Price = $46.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25

MindTap® Communication Studies, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Verderber/Verderber/Sellnow's COMM  (ISBN-10: 1285000773 | ISBN-13: 9781285000770)

MindTap for Verderber Intro to Communication is a personalized, fully online digital learning platform of authoritative textbook content, assignments, and services that engages your students with interactivity while also offering you choice in the configuration of coursework and enhancement of the curriculum via complimentary web-apps known as MindApps. MindApps range from ReadSpeaker (which reads the text out-loud to students), to Kaltura (allowing you to insert inline video and audio into your curriculum) to ConnectYard (allowing you to create digital “yards” through social media –all without “friending” your students). MindTap for Verderber Intro to Communication is well beyond an eBook, a homework solution or digital supplement, a resource center website, a course delivery platform or a Learning Management System. It is the first in a new category—the Personal Learning Experience. Courses contain selected readings from the specific title and include outcome based learning objectives.

List Price = $101.00  | CengageBrain Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00

Communications Scenarios 2011 DVD  (ISBN-10: 0495909718 | ISBN-13: 9780495909712)

Student Supplements

COMM 2 (Book Only)  (ISBN-10: 0495914495 | ISBN-13: 9780495914495)

Designed for and by today's students in every detail, COMM2 was developed to provide a more engaging and accessible solution that appeals to different learning styles at a value-based price. This concise COMM2 includes all of the key concepts that your instructors require and a full suite of learning aids to accommodate your busy lifestyle including chapter-by-chapter study cards, self-quizzes, downloadable flash cards, and more.

List Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $41.00

CourseMate with Interactive Video Activities, SpeechBuilder Express™, Audio Study Tools, InfoTrac® 1-Semester Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0495914517 | ISBN-13: 9780495914518)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with COMM 2, 2nd Edition.

List Price = $54.95  | CengageBrain Price = $54.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.95

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111570698 | ISBN-13: 9781111570699)

Succeed in your communication course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $46.25  | CengageBrain Price = $46.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 111157071X | ISBN-13: 9781111570712)

Succeed in your communication course with this anytime, anywhere customized learning solution that reinforces and clarifies complex concepts, provides online quizzes with instant feedback and other online learning tools, and keeps you connected to your textbook, instructor, and classmates.

List Price = $46.25  | CengageBrain Price = $46.25  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $46.25

General MindLink for CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285597567 | ISBN-13: 9781285597560)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your communication course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

List Price = $59.95  | CengageBrain Price = $59.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.95

MindTap® Communication Studies, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access with Selections from Verderber/Verderber/Sellnow's COMM  (ISBN-10: 1285000773 | ISBN-13: 9781285000770)

MindTap for Verderber Intro to Communication is a highly personalized fully online learning platform of authoritative textbook content, assignments, and services offering you a tailored presentation of course curriculum created by your instructor. MindTap for Verderber Intro to Communication guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative Learning Path Navigator where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap includes a variety of web-apps known as “MindApps” – allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal EverNote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap platform and enhance your learning experience. Courses contain selected readings from the specific title and include outcome based learning objectives.

List Price = $101.00  | CengageBrain Price = $101.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $101.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Rudolph F. Verderber

Rudolph F. Verderber is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Communication Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and former National Speaker's Association Professor of the Year -- as well as one of the all-time best-selling communication studies authors. The strength of his basic texts lies in his ability to explain and exemplify concepts, theories, and skills to introductory level students. His Cengage Learning texts -- COMMUNICATE!, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, COMM, and SPEAK -- have a reputation for being student favorites due to their accessible presentation of theory and skills.

Kathleen S. Verderber

Kathleen S. Verderber is Associate Professor of Management Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University. She holds an MA in Speech Communication as well as an MBA and a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Verderber has consulted with various civic, professional, and business organizations. She has published numerous articles in several journals and has presented papers at communication and management conferences. She is a coauthor of COMMUNICATE! THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, COMM, and SPEAK all with Cengage Learning, and author of INTER-ACT: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, CONCEPTS, SKILLS, AND CONTEXTS with Oxford University Press.

Deanna D. Sellnow

Deanna D. Sellnow, PhD, is Professor of Strategic Communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida and conducts faculty development workshops on instructional communication pedagogy. Published in regional, national, and international journals, her research focuses on the rhetoric of popular culture, particularly music as communication, and instructional communication as it occurs in conventional and nonconventional classrooms, as well as in risk and crisis contexts. She is co-author of COMMUNICATE!, COMM, SPEAK, and THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, all with Cengage.