Current Online Course Schedule

This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Principles of Human Communication

This course introduces human communication concepts and theories. It focuses on the role and significance of communication in and across different contexts, and it covers the basic structures and processes of communication. Topics include message production, message reception, and varying influences on human communication, such as interpersonal, intercultural, and mediated contexts.

Subject: COMM
Units: 3

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course start page:
Course email: sarenivar@miracosta.edu
Office: SAN 604
Office hours: 10:30am - 11:00am & 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Phone: 760-757-2121 Ext. 7727
Instructor notes: This course is completely online. There are no face-to-face sessions during this course. Along with the system requirements needed for all MiraCosta College online classes, students will need a microphone, webcam, and a youtube account to complete many assignments in this course. The required textbook: Griffin, Em. A First Look at Communication Theory. 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2012.

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