Submission Information

  • Final
  • Communication Studies
  • April 22, 2010

Descriptor Details

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • 130
  • 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.




  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.

Department of Communication Studies, Austin Community College. Communication to Connect: Interpersonal Communication for Today. (Latest edition). (OER).

Leonard. Interpersonal Communication Textbook. (Latest edition). College of the Canyons. (OER)

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

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

  • April 19, 2022