The Communication Capstone

The Communication Inquiry and Theory Experience (First Edition)
Editors: Brian H. Spitzberg, Daniel J. Canary, Heather E. Canary
©2020, 462 pages

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    The Communication Capstone: The Communication Inquiry and Theory Experience (CITE) is the first textbook explicitly designed for graduating seniors in a Communication Capstone course, whether taught in small or large sections, or taught as a conceptual review or as a project- or skills-based course.

    The text features chapters authored by active, well-published, and award-winning scholars and teachers in their respective areas of study. CITE is built on an integrated approach that moves across four conceptually-ordered units:

    Knowing Who We Are and Where We’ve Been: The history of the discipline and orienting principles of the communication process

    Knowing How We Know What We (Claim to) Know: Theoretical and methodological paradigms

    Knowing Where We Are and What Our Communication Is Doing: Core functions and contexts of communication, including as exemplars chapters on: interpersonal, gender, argument and persuasion, conflict, organizational and leadership, health communication, intercultural communication, political communication, and mass and mediated communication

    Knowing Why Knowing About Communication Matters: Careers and opportunities available to those who study communication

    Mastery of the knowledge base in CITE, facilitated by the assessment-oriented student learning objectives that introduce each chapter, represents solid evidence that students have learned a core and specifiable set of knowledge in the field.

    Contributors and chapters include:

    KNOWING WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE’VE BEEN: THE DISCIPLINE AND ITS HISTORY
    1. Communication as a Discipline: History and Intellectual Content - William F. Eadie
    2. Orienting to Communication: The Nature of [verbal & nonverbal] Communication - Brian H. Spitzberg & Peter A. Andersen

    KNOWING HOW WE KNOW WHAT WE (CLAIM TO) KNOW: RESEARCH PARADIGMS
    3. Knowing What We Don’t Know Yet: Major Paradigms - Brian H. Spitzberg
    4. Knowing What We Think We Know: Theory as a Way of Knowing - Brian H. Spitzberg
    5. Knowing What We Already Know—The Process of Background Research - Brian H. Spitzberg
    6. Critical and Rhetorical Ways of Knowing - Josh S. Hanan & Christopher N. Gamble
    7. Interpretive and Ethnographic Ways of Knowing - Patricia Geist-Martin & Kurt Lindemann
    8. Performative Ways of Knowing - Kurt Lindemann
    9. Conversation Analytic (CA) Ways of Knowing - Wayne A. Beach
    10. Quantitative Ways of Knowing--I: Key Principles - Lourdes S. Martinez, Rachael A. Record, & Brian H. Spitzberg
    11. Quantitative Ways of Knowing—II: Four Research Methods in Communication - Lourdes S. Martinez, Rachael A. Record, & Daniel J. Canary

    KNOWING WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT OUR COMMUNICATION IS DOING: FUNCTIONS AND CONTEXTS OF COMMUNICATION
    12. Communication and Gender - Julie L. Taylor
    13. Interpersonal and Relational Communication - Perry M. Pauley, Colter D. Ray, Brian H. Spitzberg, & Matthew Savage
    14. Argument, Persuasion, and Influence - Perry M. Pauley, Colter D. Ray, Brian H. Spitzberg, & Matthew Savage
    15. Conflict Management Communication - Brian H. Spitzberg & Daniel J. Canary
    16. Group & Team Communication - Kathleen C. Czech
    17. Organizational Communication and Leadership - Kathleen Czech, Heather E. Canary, Tiffany A. Dykstra-Devette, & William Snavely
    18. Intercultural Communication - Yea-Wen Chen
    19. Health Communication - Patricia Geist-Martin, Rachael A. Record, Perry Pauley, Wayne Beach, Lourdes Martinez, & Meghan Bridgid Moran
    20. Political Communication, Movements, and Campaigns - Luke Winslow
    21. Public Address and Public Speaking - Luke Winslow
    22. Mass Communication - Rachael A. Record & Brian H. Spitzberg
    23. Mediated Communication - Brian H. Spitzberg & Rachael A. Record

    KNOWING WHY KNOWING ABOUT COMMUNICATION MATTERS
    24. College, Communication, and Careers - Brian H. Spitzberg

    Brian H. Spitzberg (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a Senate Distinguished Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University. He is author, coauthor, or coeditor of more 150 scholarly articles, books, and book chapters. His primary areas of research involve assessment, communication skills, and the dark side of communication.
    Heather E. Canary (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is a professor and the director of the School of Communication at San Diego State University. Her research and teaching interests include leadership and organizational communication, family communication, health communication, and communication theory.
    Daniel J. Canary (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a lecturer at San Diego State University. He is the former president of the Western States Communication Association and the International Network on Personal Relationships. His current research interests include interpersonal conflict management, relational maintenance strategies, and conversational argument.
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    The Media Studies Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association recently awarded the Diane Furno-Lamude Award to a paper titled “The Media Engagement & Dynamic Information Analysis (MEDIA) Model," written by Brian H. Spitzberg and Rachael A. Record. A slightly adapted version of this paper appears as a chapter titled “Mediated Communication” within The Communication Capstone: The Communication Inquiry and Theory Experience.