Ch 1: Introduction to Communication

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter offer a foundational overview of communication topics. You can use the chapter as as a resource for test preparation, homework help, tutoring or casual learning.

Introduction to Communication - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our expert instructors to review the fundamentals of communication. After examining the definition of communication and the communication process, you'll take a look at basic communication types, channels and devices. Our lessons are designed to be short and engaging, and they're accompanied by self-assessment quizzes that reinforce important communication terms and concepts. You can work through the chapter at your own pace, and it's available to study on any computer or mobile device. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Assess the importance of effective communication
  • Outline the communication process
  • Compare interpersonal, written, oral and non-verbal communication
  • Distinguish between several types of communication channels
  • Summarize the evolution of communication devices and describe their historical impacts

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