COMM 100 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Course Description

This course focuses both on the theory and the practice of interpersonal communication within specific relationships and contexts. The course considers communication as process of symbolic interaction through which we construct our social realities. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Distinguish between interpersonal communication and other types of human communication Demonstrate an understanding of the various contexts and particular social factors that are active in interpersonal communication. Demonstrate an understanding of the communicational basis of culture. Demonstrate an understanding of verbal and nonverbal components of human communication. Demonstrate an understanding of the unspoken rules, understandings, and processes which guide human interactions. Explain the role of technology in interpersonal communication. Understand the role of interpersonal communication in developing, negotiating, maintaining, and terminating relationships. Identify listening styles and barriers to active listening. Identify the consequences of selecting or engaging in different conflict management behaviors.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ENG 050 and REA 050 or pass test