This textbook “examines culture as a variable in interpersonal and collective communication. It explores the opportunities and problems arising from similarities and differences in communication patterns, processes, and codes among various cultural groups. It explores cultural universals, social categorization, stereotyping and discrimination, with a focus on topics including race, ethnicity, social class, religion, gender and sexuality as they relate to communication.”
Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English
“This digital book is meant to serve an instructional tool for both learners and teachers in the field of pronunciation. Topics covered include vowel and consonant sounds, word stress, thought groups, prominence, and intonation.”
Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams
“Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams is an interdisciplinary textbook focused on communication in groups and teams. This textbook aims to provide students with theories, concepts, and skills they can put into practice to form and sustain successful groups across a variety of contexts.”
Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy
This “interdisciplinary public speaking textbook […] fuses rhetoric, critical/cultural studies, and performance to offer an up-to-date resource for students. With a focus on advocacy, this textbook invites students to consider public speaking as a political, purposeful form of information-sharing.”
Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication
This textbook from University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing “will support an engaging and interesting course experience for students that will not only show them the powerful social, political and economic forces will affect the future of media technology, but will challenge students to do their part in shaping that future.”
OER – Communication Studies (San Benardino Valley College)
This page links to a variety of open textbooks and other materials for Communications Studies at the community college level.
Orat!o: Speaking with Confidence
This open resource is designed to supplement public speaking courses and uses videos to explain and demonstrate public speaking skills.
Speech Analysis Paper Assignment (La Guardia Community College)
“This assignment was used in a Public Speaking course where students learned to build a variety of public speeches. The assignment aims to enable students to make connections to experience, to reflect and self-asses their learning. In line with the integrative learning core competency, they are also encouraged to make connections between and among academic disciplines.”