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  • About

    Good communication skills are valuable in all aspects of life. Part of learning this essential skill is understanding our own unique communication style as well as that of others.

    With the Human Communication series, the viewer has the opportunity to analyze their own communication behaviors and those of others as they learn about and practice skills in intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication, problem solving in small groups and public speaking.

    This series will help viewers:

    • Understand how perception shapes communication.
    • Improve listening and critical thinking skills.
    • Become more effective interpersonal communicators.
    • Understand the dynamics of small group communication.
    • Develop a greater appreciation for diversity.
    • Become prepared and gain confidence for job interviews.
    • Prepare and deliver effective oral presentations.
    • Understand the roles that mass communication plays in our lives.


    Engaging hosts combine knowledge and humor
    This series is hosted by Hubert Brown, faculty member from Syracuse University, and co-hosted by guest experts from colleges and universities across the United States. T. Marni Vos, teacher, lecturer, and comedian, brings her lively commentary to many of the lessons to assist viewers in gaining confidence and experience in successful public speaking.
    Categories
    College Level Academic Courses
    Human Communication
    Video Running Time (minutes)
    720:00
    Producer
    Destination Education
    Course ID
    HUM-00
  • Component Items

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    01 An Introduction to Human Communication
    Video hosts Hubert Brown, Judy Pearson, T. Marni Vos, and their guests discuss the value of effective communication skills and the transactional model of communication. You will learn the three types of communication: intrapersonal communication,interpersonal communication, and public speaking, and ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    02 Human Communications Sampler
    This program offers opportunities for you to examine five communication contexts such as intrapersonal, interpersonal (both dyadic and small group), an individual's informative speech, and an individual's persuasive speech. By analyzing the interactions that occur, you canlearn techniques to model o... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    03 Perception
    Several factors influence perception, such as physiological conditions, current emotions, and past experiences. This program illustrates how these perceptions vary from individual to individual, and how they affect not only the way we view the world, but also how we communicate with others. Activiti... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    04 Self-Awareness
    This program examines how we develop our 'sense of self' and how both our personal and public communication is affected by it. The hosts and a panel of experts look at the process of self-awareness, the components of the self-concept, and how this self-understanding forms the foundation for communic... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    05 Listening
    Hosts Hubert Brown and Bill Arnold discuss the listening process, focusing on the importance of active listening, the barriers to effective listening, and the distinctions between evaluative and informative listening. You will learn the various types of listening, the four most common distractions t... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    06 Critical Thinking
    This program reviews the five principles of critical thinking and discusses the appeals of emotional, personal, and logical proofs. The hosts also address and demonstrate the distinctions between observations and inferences and between inductive and deductive reasoning. You are encouraged to seek yo... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    07 Nonverbal Codes
    Taking a look at the variety of ways we communicate nonverbally, this program discusses the potential misunderstandings that can result from giving, or reading, the wrong message. The hosts and various experts explore how previous experiences, gender, and culture affect our use and interpretation of... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    08 Language
    This program discusses the importance of appropriate language choices and the role verbal codes play in our communication with others. The video host gives examples of words and phrases that mean different things to different people, helping to convey to you that language choices should be made to s... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    09 Interpersonal Relationships
    The video host explores the unique qualities of interpersonal relationships, helping you learn what distinguishes 'interpersonal relationships' from other interpersonal and communication interactions. They explore the concept of self-disclosure and trace the stages of a relationship from development... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    10 Intercultural Communication
    This program explores the diversity of communication patterns between cultures and offers suggestions for building bridges of understanding. Host Hubert Brown, joined by many experts, describes how intercultural communication offers us the opportunity to interact with a wide range of different peopl... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    11 Interviewing
    Providing information and insight into the broad subject of interviewing, this program offers tips on both job interviewing and informational interviewing. The job interview process takes center stage as the hosts and experts offer ten tips for a successful interview, relating several challenges enc... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    12 Small Group Communication
    This program focuses on communication issues in small groups, describing the important role that small-group work plays in the business world today. An emphasis is placed on improving your communication skills for successful teamwork, while stressing the significance of trust, responsibility to grou... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    13 Conflict Management
    Managed properly, conflict can be positive and can led to better decision-making. This program explores the causes of conflict, the positive aspects of conflict, and some common styles of conflict management. You will learn theoretical approaches to leadership, the procedures in 'principled negotiat... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    14 Selecting and Researching a Topic
    Discovering a topic is often the most difficult step in speech preparation. This program offers you strategies for finding a speech topic that fits the occasion, audience, and speaker, while looking at ways to narrow the topic for an effective speech. It explores the range of information resources a... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    15 The Audience
    The video hosts introduce, expand upon, and summarize the key concepts in audience analysis and adaptation, comparing methods of audience analysis conducted by speakers with those conducted by market researchers. The program emphasizes the importance of audience analysis and adaptation before, durin... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    16 The Speaker
    The video hosts emphasize how credibility must be earned from every audience, and that audiences want speakers to exhibit trustworthiness, competence, enthusiasm, and shared experiences. By demonstrating these qualities, speakers can greatly increase the effectiveness of their presentations. Using t... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    17 Introductions and Conclusions
    A good introduction makes an audience want to listen to a speech, while a good conclusion makes a lasting impression. From featured excerpts that employ humor, poignant stories, or memorable quotations, you'll learn to take into account the size and type of an audience, and to create effective intro... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    18 Organization and Outlining
    A speakers credibility hinges on the ability to identify and develop main points, and integrate them into a coherent, cohesive, well-structured speech. While learning the importance of organization and outlining in creating an effective speech, you will learn seven patterns of organization as well a... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    19 Delivery
    Effective speakers understand that the mastery of both verbal and nonverbal aspects of delivery can greatly enhance a presentation. This program demonstrates the four modes of delivery (manuscript, memorized, impromptu, and extemporaneous) and the pros and cons of each, as well as a range of nonverb... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    20 Presentational Aids
    With a variety of examples, the video hosts illustrate the importance of presentational aids, while discussing the factors that must be considered when selecting an aid for use in a presentation. In this program you will learn how to use presentational aids to help make complex concepts easier to un... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    21 The Informative Speech
    Informative speaking allows us to teach others what we know about topics we care about. Effective informative speakers consider their purpose and utilize proven learning principles to create successful presentations. In this program you will learn the four types of informative speeches and four comm... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    22 The Persuasive Speech
    This program focuses on arguments, evidence, and organizational patterns for persuasive speeches. The host expands upon the key concepts and illustrates practical applications of persuasive theories, helping you learn what makes a persuasive message most effective, and how to distinguish valid argum... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    23 Mass Communication
    Mass communication has three functions-to inform, to entertain, and to sell-and these functions are examined as the hosts explore the manipulation of truth. They focus on the differences between the mass media and other types of communication with regard to intimacy and feedback, and they comment on... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    24 Intro to Human Communications Summary
    In this program, the hosts review the qualities of effective communicators, illustrating ten basic characteristics with examples from intrapersonal, interpersonal, and public communication settings. The program allows you to reflect on your own interactions with others and consider the roll that com... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only