Introduction to Communication — Textbook

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 textbook 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. 

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This textbook 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 these materials.  Review the information below to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements.  

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

Course Content

Modules Status
1

Module 1 -- Foundations of Communication

2

Module 2 -- The Evolution and Impact of Mass Communication

3

Module 3 -- International and Intercultural Communication

4

Module 4 -- Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication

5

Module 5 -- Organizational Communication

6

Module 6 -- Working in a Small Group

7

Module 7 -- Professional Writing

8

Module 8 -- Preparing a Public Speech

9

Module 9 -- Delivering a Public Speech

10

Module 10 -- Adapting to Your Audience

11

Module 11 -- Speaking with Purpose: Information or Persuasion

12

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