The Global Communication Project II (GCP) is a multi-faceted communication skills-building program designed to increase awareness of effective communication for health and social change. The Global Communication Project is done in partnership between the School of Public Health at San Diego State University (SDSU) and California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI) in Camarillo, California. The original GCP was developed by John Elder and Joe Smyser in 2015, in response to the increase in demand for inexpensive digital ‘textbooks’ and the rapidly evolving field of communication in the social media age. The current text, in the process of a makeover throughout 2020, is edited by Katie Elder at CSUCI and John Elder at SDSU. Whether you’re just looking at a module or two, or are working through the entire text, we hope that you will find the learning experience enjoyable and beneficial.

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