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This textbook introduces students to fundamentals of interpersonal communication. It begins with a foundational chapter about communication including models of, definitions for, basic principles of, a focus on interpersonal communication, and the impact of social media on communication. It continues with chapters exploring various facets of interpersonal communication: intercultural communication, the self and communication, perception, verbal, nonverbal, and listening. The final two chapters look at interpersonal relationships and communication as well as conflict in interpersonal communication.


This open education resource (OER) textbook has been revised and adapted from four OER textbooks as well as from/by Dr. Fisher herself. Information on each of the four sources is found on the next pages. This textbook is provided to students for use in Dr. Fisher's COMM 11 classes at no cost to the students.

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