Time: 19 hours
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This unit will provide you with the basics for understanding what communication is and how you can effectively use the study of Communication in your life.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 1 hour.
In this unit, we will explain the definition of verbal communication, highlight the differences between written and verbal communication, and demonstrate how verbal communication functions in our lives.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 5 hours.
Like verbal communication, nonverbal communication is essential in our everyday interactions. In this unit, you will examine how nonverbal communication functions in helping us communicate with each other.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 2 hours.
In our personal, professional, and public lives, there will always be occasions when we see things differently from others. In this unit, you will learn why we see and interpret things differently and how it influences our communication with others.Completing this unit should take you approximately 1 hour.
You don’t have to look too far today to see examples of unethical communication. Social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter are making efforts to prevent “fake news” from being posted and shared. This unit will help you understand the importance of presenting information that is not misleading.Completing this unit should take you approximately 1 hour.
When we talk about culture we usually refer to the belief systems, values, and behaviors of a social group. In this unit, you will study how culture affects communication and communication affects culture.Completing this unit should take you approximately 2 hours.
In our personal and professional lives, we often ponder the “right” ways to communicate with someone. In this unit, you will explore theoretical issues relevant to the study of Communication and their functions.Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.
When we communicate with one another, we often use symbols such as text, images, performances, and gestures. In this unit, you will learn why it is important to analyze these symbols.Completing this unit should take you approximately 1 hour.
In this unit, you will look at the ways in which gender has been constructed in our society and the ways in which we communicate about the idea of gender.Completing this unit should take you approximately 3 hours.
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Certificate Final Exam
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