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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 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.
Communication and self.
Perception.
Emotions.
Language.
Nonverbal communication.
Listening.
Relational dynamics.
Communication climate.
Conflict management.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Improve self-confidence and sense of personal worth. Understand basic skills of interpersonal communication. Interact effectively and appropriately with others. Correlate and balance secular and religious views of human identity and development. Establish several personal goals for improvement in communication. Become more assertive and proactive in interactions. Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses in communication.
REQUIREMENTS: Feedback through self-evaluations, testing, teacher evaluations, writing personal evaluations, self-assessment, self-reporting, reading, lectures, role playing, modeling, exercises and games, discussions, and demonstrations.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003