Communication: Crash Course for Beginners
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Communication: Crash Course for Beginners

Learn how communication works, enhance your communication, and Unlock your Verified Certificate of Completion
3.8 (2 ratings)
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Created by Edmir Kollazi
Last updated 2/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand one of the most salient characteristics of people, Communication. See how communication is created and used in our communities. Be able to distinguish, understand and analyze human interaction in your everyday life.
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Requirements
  • Bring in your personal communication experiences and share them with your colleagues.
Description

Communication: Crash Course for Beginners

Learn how communication works, enhance your communication skills, and Unlock your Verified Certificate of Completion

Understand how communication is created and works

  • Get in-depth introduction to the field
  • Familiarize with the definitions and models of Communication
  • Get to know the traditions of the field
  • Recognize communication contexts
  • Enhance your critical thinking abilities
  • Apply communication knowledge to your everyday working and personal life
  • Make use of this course for your university classes

A must knowledge in the communication era

We live in a time where communication has become more and more pervasive and essential for our relationships, careers, private and public life. Still, we don’t pay too much attention to it.

Do you recall that conversation episode when you didn’t get through that conversation with someone with different cultural and social background from yours? Or, have you ever guessed why you can’t have a constructive discussion with your boss no matter how much you try? You are not alone. We all do, we struggle to find out what went wrong but most of the times we miss the right answer. This happens because we think we know how to communicate, but reality proves us wrong.

That is why understanding how communication works is very important for it improves our communication skills and makes us more effective communicators.

Content and Overview

In this course you will learn the mechanisms that create and guide human communication. You will explore the various definitions of communication and see how it is created. You will go through the various traditions and contexts of the field and once you finish the course will not only be able to understand how communication works but you will also be able to recognize, analyze, and handle various communication situations. You will get familiar with the elements at play during the communication process and you will be able to communicate in a positive and a constructive way.

You can use this course to help you not only in your university classes (communication is a mandatory field in Law, Literature, Anthropology, Film, Translation, Psychology, Sociology, Political studies and also in Engineering and Computer Science ones), but also at work when you communicate with your colleagues and boss, and almost in every communication you have in your everyday life.

Complete this crash course for beginners, read and explore the material of the course and Unlock your Verified Certificate of Completion.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students and professionals who use communication in their everyday, personal, academic, or business life. It is also suitable for all those people who wonder how communication works and want to know the laws behind human communication.
  • Students can use it as a pathway to help them get an insight of this fascinating field or also as a first step to choose which course of study they are going to enroll to. Communication is so vast that it embraces all fields of human life. It is widely taught either as a major or a minor in the best colleges and universities in the world in schools such as Anthropology, Literature, Translation, Law, Journalism, Engineering, Communication and many more.
  • It is not suitable for communication professionals who have and advanced knowledge of the field. A more advanced course on the topic is on the way.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 25 Lectures Collapse All 25 Lectures 01:32:59
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Welcome!
1 Lecture 02:42

Welcome!

Preview 02:42
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Definitions and Models of Communication
6 Lectures 20:11

Introduction to the communication process

Preview 04:49

The unending process of communication

Communication as Process
03:32

The importance of meaning in communication

What do you mean? Meaning in Communication
03:09

Communication as a socialising event

Communication as Social
03:01

Environments or contexts in communication

The Importance of Environment in Communication
02:07

The importance of symbols in communication

Communication as Symbol
03:33

Quiz
1 question
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Is everything Communication?
1 Lecture 02:32

Three interesting ways to describe the communication process

Preview 02:32

Quiz
1 question
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Three Definitions of Communication
3 Lectures 11:19

The linearity of the communication process. The one-way communication.

The Linear Model: One-way Communication
04:13

Interactional or the two-way communication

Preview 04:00

Simultaneity in communication

The Transactional Model: Simultaneous Communication
03:06
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Seven Traditions of Communication
7 Lectures 31:34

Rhetorical or persuasive discourse tradition

Rhetorical Tradition
05:51

The semiotic tradition or the importance of signs in the communication process

Semiotic Tradition
04:56

The phenomenological tradition or the interpretation of life from a personal point of view

Phenomenological Tradition
03:44

The cybernetic tradition or communication as a system

Cybernetic Tradition
03:49

The socio-psychological tradition or a cause-effect communication

Socio-Psychological Tradition
04:55

The socio-cultural tradition, the importance of culture in communication

Socio-Cultural Tradition
03:26

The critical tradition or the criticism of unjust discourses

Critical Tradition
04:53

Quiz
1 question
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Seven Communication Contexts
7 Lectures 24:41

Intrapersonal communication, communication with oneself's

Preview 04:31

Interpersonal communication, communication with the others

Interpersonal Communication
02:30

Organizational context, communication within big or small organizations

Organizational Communication
03:18

Rhetorical or public context, communication to a large audience.

Public Rhetorical Communication
03:27

Mass media context, the use of TV, journals, and internet for mass messages

Mass Media Communication
03:26

Small group communication, group or team communication

Small Group Communication
04:00

The cultural context, communication between people with different cultural backgrounds

Cultural Communication
03:29

Quiz
1 question
About the Instructor
Edmir Kollazi
3.8 Average rating
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418 Students
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Communication and literature lover and teacher

Edmir Kollazi is a communication lecturer and researcher. In the last years, he has held different positions such as a lecturer in Theory of Communication at university levels and as a research and communication specialist for different political parties and governmental institutions. He is in love with literature and very appasionate about reading, walking, trekking and swimming.