C-ID Descriptor
Interpersonal Communication

  • Final
  • Communication Studies
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • 3.0
  • Principles of verbal and nonverbal transactions that occur in relationships. Study of theory and research findings and their application to communication in interpersonal relationships in personal and professional contexts.

  • 130
  • None

  • None

    1. Theories and principles of interpersonal communication
    2. Verbal and nonverbal interactions
    3. Interpersonal communication in various contexts, including personal and professional
    4. The effects of communication on perceptions and personal identities
    5. Ethical interpersonal communication
    6. Conflict management in interpersonal relationships

  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    1. Describe ways that communication creates, develops and changes personal identities including variables such as culture, gender, ethnicity, and race; explain the effect of communication on personal identities.
    2. Describe the effects of communication on interpersonal relationships and social and cultural realities;
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical interpersonal communication founded on communication theory and research including listening and other individual skills and competencies for successful interpersonal communication; and
    4. Diagnose conflict in interpersonal relationships and demonstrate appropriate conflict management strategies.

  • Quizzes and tests; oral presentations; written reports; journaling.

  • Adler, R. Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication. (latest edition). Oxford University Press

    Adler, R. & Proctor II, R. Looking Out, Looking In. (latest edition) Wadsworth Publishing

    Wood, J. Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters. (latest edition). Wadsworth Publishing

  • April 22, 2010
  • February 26, 2015