Introduction to Communication: Certificate Course

Welcome to Introduction to Communication

This course is a study of basic communication theory and history. It focuses specifically on the relevance of communication study today, how different situations and technologies demand the evaluation and application of appropriate communication techniques. Students in the course will apply communication studies to developing applications of communication including business presentations, public speaking, organizational, and small group communication.

This course contains 12 modules, each with multiple lessons that support varied approaches to help a student learn and engage with the topic, including readings, video, and a knowledge-check quiz.

To earn a Certificate of Completion for this course, you must complete all of the content in the course lessons, as well as earn a passing grade of at least 80% on each of the 12 module quizzes.

Before you start the course

  • Review the Course Learning Outcomes, located in the the tab above
  • Download and review the Course Requirements Document, located in the Documents tab above.
  • Review the Technology Requirements, located in the Technology tab above.

To complete this course and receive a Certificate of Completion

  • Study all of the lessons within each module and complete the Check Your Knowledge activity at the bottom of each Lesson to receive participation credit.
  • Complete each module quiz with at minimum grade of 80%.

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To enroll in this course, click “Take this Course” below, or click on the Modules below to get started.

This course focuses on the following learning outcomes. By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define, identify, and analyze the essential focus of communication study and theory; including the communication cycle, verbal and nonverbal communication, and the differences in spoken versus written communication.
  • Define, identify, and analyze the different disciplines within mass communication studies and the personal and global impacts and obligations when considering these disciplines.
  • Define, identify, and analyze the integral aspects of international and intercultural communication as they apply to global and local organizations and individuals working within these organizations.
  • Define, identify, and analyze the tenets of intrapersonal and interpersonal communication as they apply to working relationships in organizations as well as other aspects of daily life.
  • Demonstrate and apply the essential aspects of organizational and small group communication as they apply to work relationships, leadership, project management, team motivation, and online collaboration.
  • Evaluate and apply the fundamentals of professional writing and public speaking to create a business proposal and presentation.
  • Identify and apply communication theory to adapting to your audience.
  • Create an informative and a persuasive speech.
  • Analyze the trends and issues in modern society that impact how you communicate and how communication influences you.

This course is delivered fully online and you will be required to have access to a computer, laptop, or web-capable mobile device – along with consistent access to the internet – to access course material and complete assignments. Review the information below to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements necessary to complete a course.  

PC Requirements

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Windows 7 or above

Macintosh Requirements

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or above

Tablet or Smartphone

Hardware

  • 2 GHz process or faster
  • 1 GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Microphone and speakers
  • Wireless internet connection

This course contains 12 modules, each with multiple lessons that support varied approaches to help a student learn and engage with the topic, including readings, video, and a knowledge-check quiz.

To earn a Certificate of Completion for this course, you must complete all of the content in the course lessons, as well as earn a passing grade of at least 80% on each of the 13 module quizzes.  You can take the module quiz as many times as you would like.  Your highest grade will be counted toward completion.

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Course Content

Modules Status
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Module 1: Foundations of Communication

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Module 2: The Evolution and Impact of Mass Communication

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Module 3: International and Intercultural Communication

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Module 4: Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication

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Module 5: Organizational Communication

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Module 6: Working in a Small Group

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Module 7: Professional Writing

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Module 8: Preparing a Public Speech

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Module 9: Delivering a Public Speech

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Module 10: Adapting to Your Audience

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Module 11: Speaking with Purpose: Information or Persuasion

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Module 12: Media Literacy, Technology, and Issues in Communication