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Communications Studies

Communications OER

  • Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies
    “Open book published by Univ. of Minnesota Libraries that covers “conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action.”
  • Intercultural Communication
    “Intercultural Communication 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.”
  • Media, Culture, Society, and You
    “An approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including ‘digital culture.’ It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.”
  • OER from San Benardino Valley College
    A variety of open textbooks and other materials for Communications Studies at the community college level.
  • Orat!o: Speaking with Confidence
    An open resource for public speaking courses
  • Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy
    By Meggie Mapes “Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy is a contemporary, interdisciplinary public speaking textbook that 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.”
  • 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.”
  • Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
    “Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking features two key themes. First it focuses on helping students become more seasoned and polished public speakers, and second is its emphasis on ethics in communication.”
  • Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication
    Open textbook focused on media technology from the University of Minnesota.
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