Course Content and Outcome Guide for COMM 214 Effective Summer 2015
- Course Number:
- COMM 214
- Course Title:
- Interper Comm:Process & Theory
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Course DescriptionIntroduces interpersonal communication in different contexts; focuses on message exchange in person-to-person interactions , emphasizing theoretical principles and their application. Emphasizes the development of various communication skills in interpersonal contexts. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Continue to adjust communicative behavior in order to improve the quality of dyadic interactions within various settings.
- Using learned active listening skills in order to analyze and explain others dyadic interactions.
- Manage conflict through learned conflict management techniques within a variety of situations.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Qualitative examinations
- Research papers
- Oral presentations
- Service Learning
- Quantitative examinations
- In-class participation
- Group work
- Dyadic exercises
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Interpersonal Communication theories
- Relational Development
- Active listening
- Conflict Styles and Management
- Nonverbal communication
- Cultural context
- Communication climate
- Be able to analyze dyadic conversations in terms of interpersonal communication theory.
- Be able to explain communication models.
- Be able to analyze the effectiveness of their own, as well as others, communication choices in a variety of contexts.
- Be able to explain how nonverbal behaviors influence the communication process.
- Be able to see how the nature of language influences the communication process.
- Be able to demonstrate effective listening.
- Be able to identify a range of potentially useful conflict resolution behaviors.
A textbook is required. Suggested texts. Alternative texts need Dept. or SAC chair approval.
Interpersonal Communication: Competence & Contexts, Lane; Pearson
Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, Wood
Interpersonal Communication, Floyd
Interpersonal Communication, Trenholm
Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Beebe, Beebe & Redmond
The Interpersonal Communication Book, DeVito