This course focuses on the theory and the practice of human communication with an emphasis on one-on-one (dyadic) communication in diverse relationships and various contexts.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Distinguish between interpersonal communication and other types of human communication.
Describe the individual, cultural, and social factors that affect interpersonal communication.
Explain the interconnectedness of communication and culture within interpersonal relationships.
Explain the role of verbal and nonverbal expression in interpersonal relationships.
Explain the role of technology in interpersonal communication.
Describe the role of interpersonal communication in developing, negotiating, maintaining, and terminating relationships.
Identify listening styles and barriers to active listening.
Identify the consequences of different conflict management behaviors.
Describe the ethical responsibilities of a communicator.
College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Oral Communication (OC)