Thinking Through Communication: An Introduction to the Study of Human Communication
Praised for its "teachability,""Thinking Through Communication "provides an excellent, balanced introduction to basic theories and principles of ... Show synopsis Praised for its "teachability,""Thinking Through Communication "provides an excellent, balanced introduction to basic theories and principles of communication, making sense of a complex field through a variety of approaches. In an organized and coherent manner, "Thinking Through Communication" covers a full range of topics--from the history of communication study to the methods used by current communication scholars to understand human interaction. The book explores face-to-face communication in a variety of traditional contexts: interpersonal, group, organizational, public, intercultural, computer-mediated communication and the mass media. This edition also offers new insights public speaking and listening. Written in a clear, lively style, Trenholm's overall approach--including her use of examples and interesting illustrations--helps develop a better understanding of communication as a field of study and an appreciation for ways in which communication impacts our daily lives.