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Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal communication examines the nature of interpersonal communication in our current society
Course Info

Interpersonal communication examines the nature of interpersonal communication in our current society and organizations, and presents opportunities for developing skills in team performance, in dealing with conflict, in analyzing verbal and nonverbal behavior, in listening and writing, and in preparing and delivering presentations.

Course Detail:

This course explains and explores concepts of verbal and nonverbal expression including personal style, listening, relationship dynamics, self-esteem, conflict management, and cultural and gender communication differences.

The core concepts that will teach in this course are the theory and principles of interpersonal communication, characteristics of self-concept and identity management, the role of perception in effective interpersonal communication, the impact of the tone and emotions on personal and professional relationships and communication, the function of language in a social and cultural context, the contribution of nonverbal messages to the communication process, the connection between communication and relational dynamics, effective communication climates, individual participation and leadership, effective listening skills and evaluation techniques using positive feedback and constructive analysis and Interpersonal conflicts.

At the end of course students will know about following aspects:

  • Demonstrate effective communication with their peers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively manage conflict in a respectful and ethical manner in a variety of situations.
  • Students will independently discern, formulate and critique an oral presentation.
  • The various meanings and definitions of interpersonal communication and social interaction.
  • Overarching structures such as culture, mass media and gender, and their role in shaping interpersonal interaction.
  • Dominant themes of contemporary research in interpersonal communication and social interaction.
  • Define and identify elements and functions of interpersonal communication
  • Define and identify the process and functions of perception: self-concept
  • Improve accuracy of self-/other-perception
  • Develop listening and feedback skills
  • Able to communicate ideas and feelings
  • Develop and use interpersonal language and managing conflict skills.