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COMM 1031 - Interpersonal Communication

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on basic communication theories and concepts, and the practice of interpersonal communication skills. Topics include the self and others as communicators, verbal and nonverbal messages, listening, conflict management, self-disclosure, and the dynamics of human relationships. The course content applies to everyday communication situations at home and on the job.
MnTC Goals
1 Communication, 7 Human Diversity

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950  or higher, or completion of RDNG 0900  with a grade of C or higher, and assessment score placement in ENGL 0090 , or completion of ENGL 0080  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher, and assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Basic concepts in the communication process
  2. Conflict and conflict management
  3. Diversity issues
  4. Emotional messages
  5. Listening
  6. Nonverbal messages
  7. Online communication
  8. Perception
  9. Relationship development
  10. Self Disclosure
  11. Self-concept/Self-esteem
  12. Verbal messages (language)

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify basic theories and concepts in the processes of interpersonal communication.
  2. evaluate the implications of various communication behaviors and the influence of those behaviors on self and others.
  3. demonstrate communication skills that should have a positive effect on both communication outcomes and human relationships


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