Read Chapter 1 for an introduction to the study of communication: the exchange of information or meaning between individuals. While reading, pay close attention to the definition of communication, the linear model of communication, and the transactional approach to communication. These models are the foundation for human communication and the remainder of this course. After reading the chapter, complete the discussion questions and write definitions for the key terms listed at the end of the chapter. These assignments will help prepare you for the final course exam.