Learning Objectives

1.1 Define and interpret communication.
1.2 Explain the evolution and foundation of the communication field.
1.3 Describe the interpersonal communication process.
1.4 Compare and contrast three prevailing models of human communication.
1.5 Paraphrase the principles of interpersonal communication.
1.6 Outline the myths related to interpersonal communication.
1.7 Differentiate among three ethical systems of communication.
1.8 Discuss the “Communication Competency Equation” and how it functions in both face-to-face and computer-mediated communication.