Intro To Communication Course

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Communication is a fundamental element of humanity. To live without communication is almost impossible because of the various forms communication takes in our daily lives. Communication can be spoken verbally, written, expressed through our nonverbal actions, and through several other mediums. Through this year’s Intro to Communication course, I have learned the prominence that communication holds in my daily life, and some of my communication skills have improved throughout the course of the semester. The first, and perhaps most obvious form of communication, is verbal communication. At the beginning of the semester, I rated myself as fair in this category for a few reasons. My first reason, as pertains to verbal communication, involved the …show more content…
At the beginning of the semester, I rated myself as fair because I have not had many opportunities to communicate with people of other ethnicities and nationalities. Throughout the semester, I have met a few people from England and India, and I have had the opportunity to communicate with them. I stayed open minded, and I had a nice experience with those opportunities to communicate. I would still rate myself as fair because I still have not had extensive opportunities to communicate in an intercultural sense. My goal to improve in this category is to remain open minded with people from other cultures and learn what I can from them. Practice is key to this and many forms of communication. Interpersonal communication discusses the roles of communication between family and friends. At the beginning of the semester, I rated myself as good in this category, and I would still rate myself as good now. Throughout the semester and before I moved in to college, I felt as though I had a good relationship with my friends and family, and those relationships are still strong today. I have always communicated much more freely with my family and friends because I feel comfortable around them. To continue improvement, I will maintain my strong relationships with my family and friends through frequent …show more content…
At the beginning of the semester, I rated myself as fair in this category. I stated that I was affair of the effects of mass media, but I do not let news sources, for example, hold an influence on me. I use mass media to learn about current events, and for enjoyment in the forms of music, movies, and television. This is still true today in the sense of how I use mass media. Throughout the semester, I have attempted to read about current events more frequently, but as I became busier, it was easier to forget to read or watch the news. Therefore, I would still rate myself as fair in this category. To improve, I can attempt to read the news more frequently, perhaps once a day, to learn more about the world and to fully utilize this

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