NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Mar 26, 2023  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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COMM 1030 - Interpersonal Communication

This is an introductory course which presents and applies theories, data, and insights into interpersonal relationships, enabling students to make more effective communication choices.  The quality of communication in everyday relationships is a fundamental element of personal satisfaction as well as a cornerstone of civil society.  Students investigate the interpersonal process systematically to understand how interpersonal communication not only affects their relationships but also influences their health, happiness, and quality of life. 

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: Humanities
Comments: This course transfers to UW as COJO 1030 and meets the Human Culture requirement.

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of COMM 1030 Interpersonal Communication, the student will:

  1. Identify the most common current theories of Interpersonal Communication;
  2. Apply practically theoretical concepts to real-life situations;
  3. Deal effectively with different personality types;
  4. Identify personal examples of physical, identity, social, and practical needs which are fulfilled through communication;
  5. Develop strategies to improve communication competence;
  6. Develop strategies for communicating more effectively with people from different social, economic, and cultural backgrounds;
  7. Identify the various types of nonverbal behaviors and the impact they have on communicators;
  8. Identify methods to improve self-concept;
  9. Identify communication climates and what contributes to them;
  10. Apply effective conflict resolution methods;
  11. Apply effectively listening styles situationally.

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