Praised for its "teachability," Thinking Through Communication provides an excellent, balanced introduction to basic theories and principles of communication, making sense of a complex field through a variety of approaches. In an organized and coherent manner, Thinking Through Communication covers a full range of topics-from the history of communication study to the methods used by current communication scholars to understand human interaction. The text explores face-to-face communication in a variety of traditional contexts: interpersonal, group, organizational, public, and intercultural; and this edition offers new insights on computer-mediated communication and the mass media. This text can be used successfully in both theory- and skills-based courses. Written in a clear, lively style, Trenholm's overall approach-including her use of examples and interesting illustrations-helps both majors and non-majors alike develop a better understanding of communication as a field of study and an appreciation for ways in which communication impacts their daily lives.