Introduction to Communication
You’ll start by exploring what communication actually is: how information is sent and received, filtered and analyzed. You’ll learn how to ensure the message you want to send is what’s actually perceived and understood, via both verbal and nonverbal communication. And then you’ll get into why you are communicating in the first place: conflict resolution and negotiation, interpersonal and intercultural communication, interviews, and communication to small groups, within organizations, and to the public. This course will give you tools to both improve and analyze the effectiveness of your own and other people’s communications.
* A 3-credit StraighterLine course is estimated to require approximately 75 hours of study time. Dedicating 17-20 hours per week should allow a student to finish within a single month subscription. That estimate is not guaranteed, and individual experience may differ. Prices do not include books.