About the Book

For over three decades, this has been the best-selling text for the introduction to human communication course.  Understanding Human Communication is written with one goal in mind: to provide you with the insights and skills to succeed in our changing world.  Ronald B. Adler, George Rodman, and new author Carrie Cropley Hutchinson place communication theory within the context of everyday skills and draw from the latest media, culture, and scholarship, creating a distinctive pedagogy that gives you the tools you need to master — and enjoy — this intriguing and relevant subject.  

Use the links at the left to learn more about the book. Read the Preface, review the table of contents, and check out information on new features, custom chapters, and supplements.

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