Jun 30, 2022
COM 114HW - Interpersonal Communication - HonorsCredits: 3
Introduces communication theories. Applies communication principles involved in initiating, developing, and maintaining a relationship. Increases competency as communicators in social settings. Applies various concepts of communication behavior.
Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 4 and WRITING LEVEL 4 or permission from the Honors Office
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Outcomes and Objectives
- Apply basic principles of communication to life experience.
- Explain the models of communication.
- Identify basic needs in communication.
- Distinguish between positive and negative communication behaviors.
- Demonstrate an understanding of diversity and its impact on communication.
- Practice skills to interact productively with others.
- Explain the role that self-concept plays in communication.
- Identify the important forces that have shape self-concept.
- Identify the ways in which one impacts the self-concept of others.
- Explain the role that perception plays in communication.
- Distinguish how differences (e.g., gender, culture, age, health, etc.) impact perceptions.
- Describe how perceptions influence communication.
- Analyze ways in which emotion affects communication.
- Describe the difference between facilitative and debilitative emotion.
- Assess the impact of facilitative and debilitative emotion on communication.
- Examine ways in which communication is shaped by language.
- Identify the symbolic nature of language.
- Choose appropriate language based on context and source in a communication event.
- Determine the role that nonverbal communication plays in communication.
- Identify basic characteristics of nonverbal communication.
- Categorize types of nonverbal communication.
- Choose appropriate nonverbal communication based on context and source in a communication event.
- Examine relationships and ways in which they are affected by communication.
- Identify the types of relationships.
- Identify the stages of relationships.
- Evaluate strategies to manage loss of relationship.
- Evaluate strategies to improve relationships.
- Identify the role of computer-mediated communication on relationships.
- Evaluate the importance of listening and its impact on communication.
- Identify basic aspects of the listening process.
- Assess listening behaviors for impact on relationships.
- Select appropriate listening responses.
- Determine ways in which conflict can be effectively managed.
- Identify conflict strategies.
- Practice effective strategies in managing conflict within interpersonal relationships.
- Use group interaction to promote learning of all of the above Outcomes and Objectives.
- Use writing to promote learning of the above Outcomes and Objectives.
- Practice intellectual curiosity and apply it in independent ways to deepen their understanding of course material.
- Complete at least one significant project, either individually or as a group depending on the instructor's discretion, and work with the instructor to assure that the project demonstrates intellectual curiosity and academic rigor.
- Actively engage with his/her peers in conversations, seminars, or in other formats at the instructor’s discretion to enhance the depth of knowledge of the relevant material.
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