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University of Dayton

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2001

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Submission Guidelines Jan 2001

Submission Guidelines

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Contrasting The Relationships Between Teacher Immediacy, Teacher Credibility, And Student Motivation In Self-Contained And Mass Lecture Courses, Stephen A. Cox, Timothy S. Todd Jan 2001

Contrasting The Relationships Between Teacher Immediacy, Teacher Credibility, And Student Motivation In Self-Contained And Mass Lecture Courses, Stephen A. Cox, Timothy S. Todd

Basic Communication Course Annual

Basic communication courses are increasingly taught in mass-lecture formats. Research on teacher verbal immediacy, teacher nonverbal immediacy, teacher credibility, and student motivation has failed to contrast the relationships between these four variables has failed to contrast the relationships between these four variables in different basic course formats. Respondents enrolled in self-contained (n =326) and mass-lecture (n =865) formats of basic communication courses completed surveys measuring these four classroom variables.

Results showed that all variables were positively and significantly correlated in both formats. However, four of the six correlation coefficients between teacher verbal immediacy, nonverbal immediacy, teacher credibility, and student motivation ...


Antiracist Pedagogy In The Basic Course: Teaching Cultural Communication As If Whiteness Matters, Kristen P. Treinen, John T. Warren Jan 2001

Antiracist Pedagogy In The Basic Course: Teaching Cultural Communication As If Whiteness Matters, Kristen P. Treinen, John T. Warren

Basic Communication Course Annual

As we have found in our experience as communication educators and scholars, there is a need for educators to understand the implications and impact of whiteness in the classroom. What we argue is typically missing in the basic course is an antiracist pedagogy. An antiracist pedagogy asks educators to understand the power and privilege inherent in whiteness, and asks educators to examine how whiteness affects their classroom, students, teaching strategies and attitudes toward students of color. In this essay, we offer four modifications to the basic course which are consistent with an antiracist pedagogy. The first modification involves re-examining the ...


Teaching Social Construction Of Reality In The Basic Course: Opening Minds And Integrating Contexts, Marcia D. Dixson Jan 2001

Teaching Social Construction Of Reality In The Basic Course: Opening Minds And Integrating Contexts, Marcia D. Dixson

Basic Communication Course Annual

After a brief review of social construction theory (SCT), this paper explores the introduction of SCT into the hybrid basic communication course. SCT offers a theoretical perspective that can open minds and integrate the contexts of our basic course.

Specifically, this article offers a) an introduction to the theory; b) application of SCT to the areas of interpersonal communication, small group communication and public communication; and c) a description of a syllabus using the hybrid basic communication course (all of the SCT projects referred to can be found in the Appendix).


Editor's Page, Deanna D. Sellnow Jan 2001

Editor's Page, Deanna D. Sellnow

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Contents Jan 2001

Contents

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Index Jan 2001

Index

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Title Page Jan 2001

Title Page

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Communication And Professional Civility As A Basic Service Course: Dialogic Praxis Between Department And Situated In An Academic House, Ronald C. Arnett, Janie M. Harden Fritz Jan 2001

Communication And Professional Civility As A Basic Service Course: Dialogic Praxis Between Department And Situated In An Academic House, Ronald C. Arnett, Janie M. Harden Fritz

Basic Communication Course Annual

Communication departments frequently offer basic service courses to other campus departments or schools. A communication course sensitive to the mission of the university or college of which it is a part, as well as to its own mission, allows programs that include such a course in their curriculum to distinguish themselves from competing programs. Additionally, such a mission-sensitive course further defines departmental and university identity, assisting in institutionalizing a mission. Offering such a course provides an opportunity for dialogic praxis to occur between departments situated within the context of a local institution. Dialogic praxis involves knowledge of one's own ...


Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 13 Jan 2001

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 13

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Front Cover Jan 2001

Front Cover

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What's Basic About The Basic Course? Enriching The Ethosystem As A Corrective For Consumerism, Roy Schwartzman Jan 2001

What's Basic About The Basic Course? Enriching The Ethosystem As A Corrective For Consumerism, Roy Schwartzman

Basic Communication Course Annual

A marketplace mentality featuring the student as consumer reaches deeply into educational practice today. This essay examines the roots and implications of framing public speaking education in economic terms. The amorality of the marketplace could be supplemented by closer attention to how values infuse the communication process. A value-laden communication environment, or ethosystem, may contribute to greater student awareness of their obligations to others and yield a fuller description of communication education.


Author Information Jan 2001

Author Information

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Students' Perceived Usefulness And Relevance Of Communication Skills In The Basic Course: Comparing University And Community College Students, Stephen K. Hunt, Daradirek Ekachai, Darin L. Garard, Joseph H. Rust Jan 2001

Students' Perceived Usefulness And Relevance Of Communication Skills In The Basic Course: Comparing University And Community College Students, Stephen K. Hunt, Daradirek Ekachai, Darin L. Garard, Joseph H. Rust

Basic Communication Course Annual

Communication skills training is extremely important in terms of students' career choices. However, few studies have been conducted regarding differences between community colleges and four-year universities in terms of students' perceived usefulness and relevance of the study of communication in relation to career choice. The present study extends extant research by examining students' perceptions of this issue. The participants in Study 1 were 155 community college and 291 four-year university students and participants in Study 2 were 205 community college students. The results demonstrate that students at both institutions perceive that the skills learned in basic communication courses are useful ...


Rethinking Our Approach To The Basic Course: Making Ethics The Foundation Of Introduction To Public Speaking, Jon. A. Hess Jan 2001

Rethinking Our Approach To The Basic Course: Making Ethics The Foundation Of Introduction To Public Speaking, Jon. A. Hess

Basic Communication Course Annual

The basic public speaking course is often taught from a standpoint of effectiveness. That approach can be problematic due to the dangers of technique. The use of ethics as a foundation for public speaking can overcome this drawback and has other advantages. Included in these advantages are its fidelity to the subject matter, promoting more responsible use of power, improved fit with the liberal arts mission of higher education, and better meeting student needs.

Issues in implementing an ethics-based course are discussed, such as identifying ethical issues and engaging in dialogue. The model is illustrated through a description of one ...


Back Cover Jan 2001

Back Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Editorial Board Jan 2001

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

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