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Integrative learning connects students’ experiences to the text.
Concrete and relevant examples that refer to diverse relationships such as family, friends, co-workers, and romantic relationships, and communication contexts such as interpersonal, organizational, academic, mediated, and civic.
In-text features build understanding and provide important real-world context
“Getting Real” boxes include “real-life” examples of communication concepts in action.
“Getting Competent” boxes present real or hypothetical scenarios similar to case studies that will allow students to apply concepts from the chapter.
“Getting Plugged” In boxes highlight technology on a variety of fronts including: the Internet, e-mail, text messaging, blogging, social media, and mass media.
“Getting Critical” boxes enhance critical thinking and invite student reflection.
This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Speech Communication, Introduction to Speech Communication, Communication Studies, or Hybrid Communication.
Communication in the Real World by Richard G. Jones, Jr. overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and applications of these basics. Each chapter includes timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action. Jones engages students with a conversational tone while still including key theories and concepts that will challenge students to think about communication in new ways. References to current events and hypothetical examples also challenge students to think critically about communication ethics. This textbook is suitable for the speech and communication courses that are a combination (or hybrid) of basic communication courses (e.g., interpersonal, group, public speaking). It is appropriate for majors and non-majors.
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Richard G. Jones, Jr., (PhD University of Denver) is Associate Professor and Introductory Course Director in the School of Communication and Journalism at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. Rich holds a PhD in Human Communication Studies with a concentration in Culture and Communication from the University of Denver. He also has an MA in Speech Communication; a post-baccalaureate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies; and a BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Rich is an academic, educator, consultant, engaged citizen, and community member. As an academic, his research has been published in scholarly journals and books, and he regularly presents at local, regional, and national conferences. As an educator, he has won teaching awards as a graduate teaching assistant and as a tenured faculty member. His educational philosophy is guided by the notion that the classroom is the doorway to developing critical thinking skills, which prepares students to be engaged citizens who work for the public good. As a consultant, he has worked with non-profit organizations and social service providers on various topics related to diversity and communication. Since much of his research is related to social justice and community building, Rich believes that being active in his community is an important part of modeling the behaviors about which he writes and teaches. Rich is a four-time recipient of Eastern Illinois University’s Achievement and Contribution Award that honors faculty members’ outstanding achievements and academic contributions. He was recognized three times in the "balanced" category, which considers teaching, research, and service as a whole, and one time in the service category. In his spare time, Rich enjoys playing with his dogs, restoring his Victorian home, and being an active member of the community theatre scene in East Central Illinois.