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Competent communication is a necessary component in achieving goals in all areas of life. In order to help students apply theoretical lessons to their own skills, In the Company of Others uses an organizing "communication competence model" to provide students with direction and guidance as they explore and improve their own communication processes.

Marked by J. Dan Rothwell's signature wit, this new edition engages students more than ever with its lively mixture of examples, anecdotes, and illustrations. Focusing on the contexts of interpersonal, small group, and public communication, the text integrates coverage of gender and culture and technology throughout. The book also features distinctive coverage of power, treating it as a central variable within all communication.

The streamlined fourth edition also presents a variety of new examples and enhanced pedagogical features:

  • Communication Competence boxes offer self-tests that help students assess their own communication skills and progress.
  • Focus on Controversy boxes examine moral issues and instances in which communication research is instrumental in debunking assumptions and pop culture myths.
  • Film School sections explore communication concepts in popular films. A unique blend of research, scholarly insight, and humor, In the Company of Others, Fourth Edition, is ideal for introductory communication courses.

Click on the links at left to learn more about the book and explore the many resources for students and instructors. Instructors should contact their Oxford University Press representative to access password-protected material.



 
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