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2015-16 College Catalog

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SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication

This course is an introduction to the theories and practices of interpersonal communication, focusing on the exchange of messages through verbal and non-verbal means. The course begins with an overview of the human use of communication, including perception (with emphasis on inter-gender and intercultural communication), listening, verbal and non-verbal language, and sending and receiving feedback. Students will practice communication skills in pairs and write extensively about their experiences. When a student’s curriculum requires HMDV-100, it should be completed before this course is taken.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121

Hours Weekly

3

Course Objectives

1. Identify personal/cultural influences on identity and perception, and describe how they affect interpersonal interactions and one’s own communication style and choices and those of others through collaborative critique and revision.

2. Analyze interpersonal contexts and, choosing the most appropriate communication skill to articulate ideas for that context for a specific audience, through a formal presentation, utilize a variety of formats mediated with technology and/or other techniques.

3. Demonstrate and reflect on the use of interpersonal skills in personal and professional relationships, using spoken and symbolic forms of communication to convey concepts creatively, through collaborative critique and revision.