Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Introduction to Human Communication, Third Edition!

Now published by Sage 

Introduction to Human Communication, Third Edition, offers a comprehensive and balanced survey of the discipline. Susan R. Beauchamp and Stanley J. Baran show students how central successful communication is to gaining effective control over perception, meaning making, and identity. After walking students through the basics of communication theory and research, they provide tools to help students become more competent, confident, employable, and ethical communicators. A diverse array of real-world examples and practical pedagogical tools help students apply what they've learned to a wide variety of communication contexts, including mass and digital communication, media literacy, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and intercultural communication.

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  • Learning Platform / Courseware 
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  • Assignable Video with Assessment 
    Assignable video (available in Sage Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. 
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We gratefully acknowledge Susan R. Beauchamp and Stanley J. Baran for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.


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