Application of communication theory to interpersonal relationship development, maintenance, and termination in relationship contexts including friendships, romantic partners, families, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors.

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Exhibit understanding of interpersonal theories and principles.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze and critique verbal and nonverbal interactions in mediated and face-to-face contexts.
  • Identify perceptual processes as they relate to self and others.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking ability by effectively researching, evaluating, and applying communication theories in oral and/or written assignments.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the relevance of cross-cultural, co-cultural, gender and age influences on human communication.
  • Demonstrate ability to identify, evaluate, and apply conflict styles and conflict management techniques in dyads and/or groups.
  • Identify types of and barriers to effective listening.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0