Volume 1 (1989)
Editor's noteThis volume is the result of many years of work by members of the Basic Course Committee of the Speech Communication Association. Individually, there are too many people to thank, but I would like to recognize the efforts and support of two people: Norm Watson, the former chair of the Basic Course Committee, who supported my efforts to secure a publisher and proceed with developing this outlet dedicated to the research and scholarship of individuals concerned with the basic course in speech communication; and Malcolm Fox, editor for Academic Library, for having enough confidence in our work to publish this and future annuals reporting research in the basic communication course.
What We Know about the Basic Course: What Has the Research Told Us?
William J. Seiler and Drew McGukin
A Comparison between PSI-Based and Self-Contained Formats of Instruction in the Introductory Speech Communication Course
Pamela L. Gray, Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss, and Richard W. Thomas
A Unit on Relationship Termination for the Basic Course
Lynn A. Phelps
Teaching Ethics in the Basic Survey Speech Communication Course
William A. Haskins
Implications of Student and Instructor Involvement in the Basic Course
Samuel P. Wallace and Don B. Morlan
The Interaction of Teacher and Student Social Styles and Learning Styles on Learning Outcomes of the Basic Communication Course
Michael Smilowitz and Lynn A. Phelps
Note: The title of the first issue was mistakenly set with two words transposed on the front cover. Though it says "Basic Course Communication Annual" on the front cover, the correct title is "Basic Communication Course Annual."