CMN 201: Introduction to Communication

3 credits | Prerequisites: None

Course rationale

The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of human communication that will enhance their intrapersonal and interpersonal communication along with their teamwork and leadership skills. This course also aims to enhance the skills necessary to communicate in a variety of cultural contexts, overcome perceptual errors, manage the fear of the unknown and resolve conflicts to become competent communicators.

Course content

The course aims to introduce the basic concepts, principles, and processes of communication. It is designed for the students having little or no background in communication. It discusses the foundations of human communication and preliminaries to interpersonal, small – group, public and media communication from a cultural perspective. The course highlights the different contexts of communication, so the students are familiar with all aspects and opportunities, which the subject offers. Also, the course will first explore the link between communication and self.

Course objectives


  1.  Devito, Joseph A. (2009). Human Communication: The Basic Course. 3rd Edition. Pearson.
  2. Pearson, Judy et al (2011) Human Communication, McGraw – Hill, New York.