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Interpersonal Theory and Practice
INTERPERSONAL
CLASS CODE: COMM 150H CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: GENERAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: HONORS PROGRAM
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. Appropriate for students who will take only 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.
PREREQUISITES: This is an Honors section. To enroll in any Honors class you need to have at least a 3.5 GPA.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003