COMM 102 Interpersonal Communication

This course explores the practical and theoretical foundations that frame our interpersonal communication. Students will examine the various theories of interpersonal communication through the textbook readings, exercises, popular films, and discussions. A special emphasis is then placed upon connecting the theories and practices to our everyday interpersonal communication behaviors.

Credits

3 Credit

General Education Competency

GEM Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

COMM 102Interpersonal Communication

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Communication

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

General Education Competency

GEM Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credit

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course explores the practical and theoretical foundations that frame our interpersonal communication. Students will examine the various theories of interpersonal communication through the textbook readings, exercises, popular films, and discussions. A special emphasis is then placed upon connecting the theories and practices to our everyday interpersonal communication behaviors.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Describe (synthesize) the centrality of communication to the relationship processes as evidenced by class discussion, papers, and critical thinking exercises. Demonstrate an understanding of the stages of relational development, as evidenced by response papers and quizzes. Critically analyze human interactions as evidenced in course papers and class discussions addressing the issues. Identify the influence of popular culture upon the expectations for such interactions, as evidenced in course papers and class discussions addressing the issues. Research areas of interest in interpersonal communication in a scholarly manner, as evidenced by the scholarly research paper. Elaborate areas of interest in interpersonal communication in a scholarly manner, as evidenced by the presentation.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Required course content: centrality of communication to relationships, factors affecting human communication and behavior, patterns for relationship development and deterioration. Other concepts relating to interpersonal communication may be covered at the discretion of the instructor based upon the selected textbook and areas of interest.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Response papers in which the students demonstrate their understanding and application of interpersonal communication.

Required Exams

A scholarly research paper addressing an Interpersonal Communication concept. A presentation of the scholarly research the student has conducted. Quizzes, exams and response papers to demonstrate student outcomes.

Required Text

Textbook selection is at instructor discretion as long as it meets course objectives.

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Response papers in which the students demonstrate their understanding and application of interpersonal communication. A scholarly research paper addressing an Interpersonal Communication concept. A presentation of the scholarly research the student has conducted. Quizzes, exams and response papers to demonstrate student outcomes.