Course Abstract Details

SPCH-205, Interpersonal Communication

Credits: 3

Course Description

SPCH-205, Interpersonal Communication, is a continuation of the interpersonal communication content of SPCH-101. Students will gain further experience and expertise in the theories and application of communication in one-on-one situations in various contexts. Students will understand the role of perception, the development of the self, use of language, non-verbal communication, effective listening skills, and patterns of healthy communication. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of SPCH-101. Three hours of lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Students will be able to: 

1. Demonstrate an understanding of linear, interactional, and transactional models of communication. (GE 1, PG 2, 4) 

2. Identify interpersonal communication concepts such as listening, perception, self-concept, and message systems using language and non-verbal conveyences. (GE 1, PG 2, 4) 

3. Differentiate communication within contexts such as families, friendships, and employment sitiuations. (GE 1, PG 4) 

4. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication skills such as managing conflict, self-disclosing, and active listening. (GE 1, PG 1, 2, 3, 5) 

5. Identify personal patterns of functional behavior and dysfunctional intrapersonal and interpersonal communication. (GE 1, PG 3, 5) 

6. Organize interpersonal communication messages. (GE 1, PG 1, 4) 

7. Employ effective stragtegies for delivering messages in verbal and non-verbal communcations. (GE 1, PG 1, 4) 

8. Apply strategies for minimizing communication anxiety. (GE 1, PG 3, 5) 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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