- Basic Course Information
- Course description - Application of communication theory to interpersonal relationship development, maintenance, and termination in relationship contexts including friendships, romantic partners, families, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
- Prerequisites - None
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Exhibit understanding of interpersonal theories and principles.
- Demonstrate ability to analyze and critique verbal and nonverbal interactions in mediated
and face-to-face contexts.
- Identify perceptual processes as they relate to self and others.
- Demonstrate critical thinking ability by effectively researching, evaluating, and applying
communication theories in oral and/or written assignments.
- Demonstrate understanding of the relevance of cross-cultural, co-cultural, gender and age
influences on human communication.
- Demonstrate ability to identify, evaluate, and apply conflict styles and conflict management
techniques in dyads and/or groups.
- Identify types of and barriers to effective listening.
- Major Course Requirements
- Essays: Students will write three-four response essays using theories and concepts covered in the class.
- Tests: Students may take two-three proctored tests. Online students may be provided with a list of approved test sites. Students may be responsible for making testing arrangements and paying any testing fees.
- Information on Books and other Course Materials
- Interpersonal Communication: The Whole Story, Kory Floyd, 2nd edition
ISBN-10: 0073406759 ISBN-13: 978-0073406756
- Interpersonal communication: Building Connections Together, Teri Kwal Gamble & Michael W. Gamble
ISBN – 978-1-4522-2013-0
- Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
- Campus Calendar
- Final Exam schedule
- How to drop a class
- Withdrawal information
- Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
- Students with disabilities
- Departmental policy regarding late/make up work: No late work will be accepted.
- Course Organization and Tentative Schedule*
|The communication process, culture, the self and perception.
|Language, nonverbal communication, listening and social relationships.
| Intimate relationships, conflict deception and emotion.
* Course policies and schedule may vary according to instructor and extenuating circumstances. Scheduling of tests and assignments in each unit is at the individual instructor’s discretion.
January 10, 2017