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Communication Foundations

COMM 1884

This course invites students to practice and develop the foundational skills and competencies necessary to communicate effectively in their personal, academic, and professional lives. Students will be challenged to reflect upon questions that include, but are not limited to: What is the purpose of communication? How does one communicate successfully and professionally? How can I improve communication to meet the needs of my audience? In this course, students will learn to analyze different audiences and their needs and adapt their messages to ensure written, verbal, and visual communication is effective. The course may introduce communication theories, techniques, and models for interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, public speaking and public communication, and intercultural environments.


Attention full-time/day school students taking programs through other academic schools at Durham College: please note this course cannot typically be taken towards your program requirements. Please speak with your Student Advisor to discuss options (https://durhamcollege.ca/student-life/student-services/student-advisors).


  • Winter - None required


  • COMM 1801
  • COMM 1806
  • COMM 1804
  • COMM 1805
  • COMM 1807
  • COMM 1808
  • COMM 1803
  • COMM 1802

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CRN Day Date Time Hours Location/
Delivery Method
Instructor Fee Availability
11586January 12, 2021 to April 20, 202112:00 am - 12:01 am42Distance EducationJan Herington$265.02
11595January 12, 2021 to April 20, 202112:00 am - 12:01 am42Distance EducationSara Slater$265.02
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