Arguing Using Critical Thinking focuses on teaching students argumentation skills with an emphasis on constructive conflict resolution. Through its 12 chapters the textbook explores all types of conflict from interpersonal disagreements to major policy decisions.
(CC BY-NC) How Arguments Work takes students through the techniques they will need to respond to readings and make sophisticated arguments in any college class. It is a practical guide to argumentation with strategies and templates for the kinds of assignments students will commonly encounter.
(CC BY-NC-ND) “ND” means “No Derivatives. Editing this resource is not permitted. Logic and Critical Thinking is primarily a philosophy textbook but it covers a number of topics that overlap with argumentation including deduction and induction, fallacies, proofs, and kinds of arguments.
(CC BY-NC-SA) Logical Reasoning aims to improve students’ critical thinking skills by focusing ono abilities that help you get someone’s point, generate reasons for your own point, evaluate the reasons given by others, decide what or what not to do, decide what information to accept or reject, explain a complicated idea, apply conscious quality control as you think, and resist propaganda.
(CC BY 4.0) The (In)Credible Argument covers all of the major topics of argumentation from the basic components of argument to common argument frameworks. It walks students through how to find, evaluate, and use evidence including bias and fallacies.
(CC BY-NC-ND) The book includes essential chapters on the history and development of informal logic. Other chapters are key reflections on the theoretical issues raised by the attempt to understand informal argument. Many of the papers were previously published in journals.
(CC-BY-NC-SA) Communicating to Connect introduces an undergraduate to a whole new world of concepts with an in-depth exploration of interpersonal communication. Theory and research that reflect what is currently known about interpersonal communication complement practical skills explaining why course concepts are important in everyday life. The narrative voice and culturally diverse examples, as well as relevant pictures, charts, graphs, videos, and multimedia enhance reading comprehension. Ancillary materials are available upon request to support student learning and instructional planning.
I.C.A.T Interpersonal Communication Abridged Textbook (Patterson) (CC BY-SA 3.0) I.C.A.T. covers significant elements of an introductory interpersonal communication course including perception, identity, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, emotions, conflict and power, and interpersonal relationships. Canvas pages were created for each chapter of the Interpersonal Communication Abridged Textbook (ICAT) containing accessible content and subsection tabs to make it easier to access targeted information. Download I.C.A.T Interpersonal Communication Abridged Textbook on Canvas Commons
Interpersonal Communication – A Mindful Approach to Relationships (Wrench et al.) in LibreTexts (CC BY-NC-SA)
Interpersonal Communication helps readers examine their own one-on-one communicative interactions using a mindfulness lens. The authors incorporate the latest communication theory and research to help students navigate everyday interpersonal interactions. The 14 chapters in this book cover topics typically taught in an undergraduate interpersonal communication course: family interactions, interpersonal dynamics, language, listening, nonverbal communication, and romantic relationships, as well as exploring emerging areas such as self-compassion, body positivity, friendships, and “the dark side.” Includes a student handbook and ancillaries
(CC BY 3.0) This textbook was compiled and graphically designed especially for College of the Canyons students. The following chapters will cover topics such as: dealing with conflict, how to communicate in professional and personal relationships, and self-presentation in communication. There are two types of interactive features in this book to help you, the student, engage with the various concepts and procedures behind interpersonal communications.
Interpersonal Communication: Context and Connection provides an engaging overview of interpersonal communication grounded in theory, research, and practical application, with an eye to the lived experience of college students.
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