Human Communication: The Basic Course surveys the broad field of human communication, giving attention to theory, research, and skill development. This text provides an in-depth look at the concepts and principles that comprise all forms of human communication. With an emphasis on public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group communication, the text also explores key issues and topics in organizational communication and the mass media. A separate pamphlet, Interviewing and Human Communication (available packaged with the text for no additional charge), covers the principles and skills of informative and employment interviews. Designed to allow flexibility in teaching approaches, Human Communication: The Basic Course offers instructors a wide range of topics to discuss and apply to real-world experiences. This affordable Books a la Carte Plus Edition features the exact same content from our traditional textbook in a convenient, notebook-ready loose-leaf format - allowing students to take only what they need to class.As a bonus, the Books a la Carte Plus Edition is accompanied by a full-color, laminated Study Card that's a perfect tool to help students prepare for exams, plus an access code to the MyLab for this course.