• Unit 1: Foundations of Human Communication

    This first unit will provide an overview of human communication, its components, practices, and theories. At the heart of this unit is the process of human communication and appreciating the nature of the communication transaction between individuals. You will investigate forms of human communication, the communication process, as well as principles and theories that are used to assess and explain communication practices. The components that you study in this unit provide building blocks for the applied units that follow.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 19 hours.

    • 1.1: Defining Communication

    • 1.2: Verbal Communication

    • 1.3: Nonverbal Communication

    • 1.4: Perception and Impression Management

    • 1.5: Ethical Communication

    • 1.6: Intercultural Communication

    • 1.7: Introduction to Communication Theory

    • 1.8: Rhetorical Criticism

    • 1.9: Gender Communication

    • Unit 1 Assessment