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Author(s): Greg G. Armfield, Eric Lee Morgan
Human Communication in Action provides students with a valuable resource that can be used beyond the classroom by bringing together leading innovative scholars of Communication as contributors for this human communication textbook. Each unit presents overarching concepts of communication in an easy-to-read and practical manner. The first unit begins with a discussion of human communication fundamentals, ethics, verbal communication, nonverbal communication, and culture and communication. The second unit is dedicated to the art of public speaking and listening.
Author(s): James Jakubow
Psychology: The Scientific Approach introduces students to the dynamic world of psychology. The publication examines the history and methodology of psychology, the basic factors of psychology, combining the basic functions of psychology, and people interacting with people.
Author(s): Don Lowe
Media for Your Life: A Consumer's Guide to Everything Media introduces students to mass communication theories of media literacy and mass media effects research. It also includes a comprehensive history of mass media development in the United States (and worldwide).
This publication allows students to become more informed consumers of mass media products while learning the fundamentals of the mass media industry and the continually emerging field of mass media effects research.
Author(s): Elizabeth Catlos
The National Parks of the United States preserve our nation’s iconic landscapes and some of the finest examples of geologic heritage. From glaciers to caves, volcanoes to canyons, or mountains to coral reefs, the nation’s geologic features and landforms have been an important part of the American experience throughout its history. The geologic features found in our national parks are a testimony to the Earth’s complexity and dynamic nature; a planet that has been in a continuous state of change since its origin 4.6 billion years ago.
Author(s): Christopher Pieper
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What is sociology? Will I like it? Does it matter in the world? Can it help me?
Author(s): Stephanie Chadwick, Donna M. Meeks
Art as Living Practice introduces a variety of artistic media and processes, provides insights into their histories, and explores how and why artists work as they do. Exploring connections between local and global art, this textbook highlights canonical artworks while investigating art on campus and in the regional Southeast Texas community.
Author(s): Robert Elliott
Our World, Our Music relates historical and discipline-specific concepts to students’ existing knowledge gained through cultural participation. It addresses past and present, Western and non-Western societies and cultures, examining music in particular, the arts in general, and the societies that support them within a given culture. Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills through structured listening and global approaches to our world and its people.