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Interpersonal Theory and Practice
INTERPERSONAL
CLASS CODE: COMM 150 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: COMMUNICATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Basic Skills requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Examines basic elements and theory of human communication in a practical, relevant setting. Explores varied facets of interpersonal process, with emphasis on improving communication skills. Appropriate for students who will take only one communication course.
DESCRIPTION: Examines basic elements and theory of human communication. Explores varied facets of interpersonal process, with emphasis on improving communication skills. Intended as opening course in sequence for majors and geared for students who will only take one communication course.
TOPICS: Communication and self.
Perception.
Emotions.
Language.
Nonverbal communication.
Listening.
Relational dynamics.
Communication climate.
Conflict management.
OBJECTIVES: This course is designed to help students improve their knowledge of theory and ability in the interpersonal communication process. The students will be doing exercises where they can see the different processes working. The lessons learned in class can not be made up by a simple reading of the text. Students will not become an expert communicator in one semester, but this class will give the student tools to continually work toward more effective communication with family, friends, colleagues and self.
REQUIREMENTS: The grade received will be determined by the amount and quality of work the student chooses relating to the following requirements:
Attendance, Reading, Tests/Quizzes, Out-of-class assignments, Attitude.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: COMM 150 and COMM 150H fill General Education and Communication major requirements.
Note: Some sections are reserved for majors only.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003