Communication Pathways, 2e National Edition
Joseph M. Valenzano, III, Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post, Erin S. Parcell
Communication Pathways introduces an innovative handbook-style approach to the hybrid course, with concise chapters that emphasize communication theory. The authors chose to organize content around a communication-centric theme: dialogue. The first section of the text dedicates an entire chapter to the subject, unpacking the concept for students; the authors further incorporate and explain dialogic communication as it applies to subsequent chapter concepts. This theme is unique to the text and is a central element of what the authors aim to accomplish: create competent, dialogic communicators who know how to advocate for ideas civilly, explain complicated subjects, and disagree without being disagreeable in a variety of interactive settings.
of students say Top Hat helped them understand the course better.
Source: Top Hat Student Survey Spring 2023; n = 4,146
Table of Contents for Communication Pathways, 2e National Edition
- Welcome to Communication Pathways!
- Module 1: The Basics of Communication
- Module 2: Communication, Culture, and Diversity
- Module 3: Perception and the Self
- Module 4: Dialogic Communication
- Module 5: Language
- Module 6: Nonverbal Communication
- Module 7: Listening
- Module 8: Relationship Development
- Module 9: Relationship Maintenance
- Module 10: Communication in Intimate Relationships
- Module 11: Mediated Relationships
- Module 12: Interpersonal Conflict
- Module 13: Nature of Formal Presentations
- Dialing Diversity short vignettes illustrate how communication concepts and principles play out differently within diverse groups
- Mediated Moments use contemporary examples from television, literature, and movies to illustrate key components of a given chapter, making content more relatable for students
- Engaging Ethics feature provides pragmatic questions to examine ethical dilemmas and events that have either occurred or that students may face in their lives and careers