Introduction to Communication

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$84

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StraighterLine online courses
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Course Description

This Introduction to Communication course introduces students to the theories and principles of speech communication from a wide range of perspectives. The evolution of communication theory is examined and foundational principles, such as the communication process, perception, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening, are introduced. These principles are then applied to communication in interpersonal, small group, public, and organizational contexts. The dynamics of relationships, intercultural and gender communication issues, and conflict and negotiation are also explored, along with ethical issues inherent in the communication process. Discussions of current viewpoints related to interviewing, mass media, and new technologies present a contemporary view of the communication process.

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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 8 months ago
I originally thought this was a BS way to get credits but I was happily surprised. I actually learned more than I thought, It draws from Psych, Soc, Corporate Comm. etc and utilizes modern forms of communication which I really liked. I would say this is a decent way to get transfer credit for the basics about communication. The tests are open book (and the e-book is free) which really help when testing. Once I figured out how to navigate the e-course and download youtube I was good to go. The objectives and grading are clear and if you have any background in college and the workforce, you should do fine. I think it's easier to do a youtube speech with no audience than actually doing it in front your audience. You control the timing and can stop and re-start if you need, and it went great. I love that you can see yourself giving the presentation so you can really work on your delivery and mannerisms. That was a great feature. First t... I originally thought this was a BS way to get credits but I was happily surprised. I actually learned more than I thought, It draws from Psych, Soc, Corporate Comm. etc and utilizes modern forms of communication which I really liked. I would say this is a decent way to get transfer credit for the basics about communication. The tests are open book (and the e-book is free) which really help when testing. Once I figured out how to navigate the e-course and download youtube I was good to go. The objectives and grading are clear and if you have any background in college and the workforce, you should do fine. I think it's easier to do a youtube speech with no audience than actually doing it in front your audience. You control the timing and can stop and re-start if you need, and it went great. I love that you can see yourself giving the presentation so you can really work on your delivery and mannerisms. That was a great feature. First time I ever had a proctored final via an e-course and I thought it was a great way to be able to do this from home. The final is drawn a lot from prior quizzes so just review them and you'll be fine along with the e-book. I plan on transferring it to WGU so I did my research before signing up, knowing the course equivalency to my school of choice. I think that's the only way its really worth taking a Straighterline course
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 5 months ago
Great course, I really learned a lot. Open book tests. Be prepared to do a lot of reading.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 5 months ago
Very comprehensive coverage of the different forms of communication. Easy to navigate and simple uploading of required presentations.
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6/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 7 months ago
It was fine, the only problem that I had was the fact that I felt that some of the test questions where never covered in the material on the assignments and quizzes. It made it hard to get the best score possible when they asked questions that where never discussed.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 7 months ago
good course
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