Although we regularly engage in interpersonal communication in our daily lives, we seldom stop to reflect on those interactions. In this course we will examine theories, concepts, and research associated with interpersonal communication and their applications for ethical and effective interaction in personal and professional settings. Emphasis is placed on the communication process, perception, listening, self concept and self disclosure, gender and cultural differences, verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and relationship development and dissolution. Class activities, discussions, readings and assignments are designed to develop communication skills necessary for interpersonal effectiveness and competency. This course meets General Education Core Goal 9: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Core Goal 12: Sensitivity to Global Perspective & Social/Cultural Diversity,and Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning and Behavior.
Last Updated: 03/01/2016