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Fall 2012

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SPE109 - Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces communication theories affecting interpersonal and small group situations. Students participate in a limited number of group and role-playing activities in order to demonstrate the theoretical aspects of the process of interpersonal communication.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

A.Understand the nature of interpersonal communication by learning to complement implicit personal theories of communication with experiential learning.
B.Demonstrate effective communication principles by participating in at least 3 group/role-playing exercises.
C.Demonstrate a keen understanding of these principles with a satisfactory performance with a "C" or higher on 7 objective quizzes and by writing a brief, mid-semester perspectives essay.
D.*Present a final oral report that will be accompanied by a formal sentence outline, revised and edited from a written manuscript. This presentation will be narrow in focus and accompanied by research. Ultimately, students will demonstrate improved verbal and nonverbal communication skills subject to established criteria that will include peer discussion.
*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit a formal analysis to indicate that 70% of the students scored a grade of "C" or higher.

Content Outline:
I. COURSE OVERVIEW, THEORETICAL BASES OF
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
PEER INTRODUCTIONS

II. GENDER IDENDITY/SEX ROLES

III. ETHICS
GROUP DISCUSSIONS

IV. PERCEPTUAL BASE OF COMMUNICATION
PERSPECTIVES ESSAYS

V. EMOTION

VI. LISTENING/FEEDBACK
LANGUAGE AND VERBAL INTERACTION

VII SELF-DISCLOSURE

VIII NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION

IX. RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND TERMINATION

X. MANAGING CONFLICT



Effective Term: Spring 2004