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This book gives students a brief introduction to the discipline of Ethnic Studies, its history, theories, methods and application to real world problems. It starts with a brief historical overview of this relatively new academic discipline and explores some basic definitions and concepts, along with particular theoretical approaches that demarcate the discipline in comparison to other neighboring fields in the social sciences.
This textbook is meant to introduce statistics to the general audience. It is also meant for the first college course in statistics irrespective of the student’s area of study. The audience is assumed to have no higher mathematics background than college algebra. The authors avoided broad explanations using varieties of examples to keep the length of the textbook short. Only the materials that can be covered in a semester and that are vital in introducing the concepts of statistics are included. Partial questions that have little value in the real world are mostly avoided.
Technical Communication as Problem Solving helps students master the art of communicating to help people get things done. It broadens students’ concept of writing by introducing them to the five foundations of technical communication: problem solving, rhetoric, design, style, and ethics. Students also learn the genre conventions of technical communication.
Communication is a dynamic discipline that is meant to be shared….
Connecting Intercultural Communication: Techniques for Communicating Effectively Across Cultures not only provides comprehensive coverage of the discipline, but encourages the reader to actively interact with it through various discussion questions and activities. These questions and activities are meant to be completed personally as the reader reflects upon how this material relates to his/her everyday life.