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SP 181: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)

Course Description

Introduction to basic principles of interaction between two people. Emphasis is on enhancement of skills in a variety of interpersonal contexts. (3 hours lecture)

Pre-Requisite(s): Placement in ENG 21 or ENG 23 or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze situations in terms of communication models, identifying perspective and perception.
  • Demonstrate improvement in listening skills through tests and critical analysis of other students by avoiding listening problems and practicing guidelines for listener feedback.
  • Determine the source of individual values and development in understanding and analyzing self-image as the communicator.
  • Recognize nonverbal communication identifying body language, gesture, facial expression, and posture.
  • Apply effectively specific skills to improve assertiveness.
  • Define conflict/stress and identify steps in reaching a mutually acceptable decision.
  • Trace the development of relationships, identifying major steps of each level, and analyzing the progression of these levels.

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