Interpersonal Communication

Course number: GS101     Credit hours: 3 hrs

Interpersonal Communication is designed to increase an individual’s understanding and implementation of effective interpersonal communication behaviors and skills. This course will help the student as they begin to understand communication and to assist them into becoming an effective and creative communicator. Verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts will be examined.

Various models, methods, theories and practices of communication will be examined, as well participation in written and verbal activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. The goal of this course is to assist the student in using what is taught and applying it to the various settings that the student will find themselves in.

Course Outcomes
1) Clarify the importance of communication in daily life and ministry.
2) To help evaluate interpersonal communication skills and develop competency in interpersonal communication.
3) Examine how an individual’s personality, culture, family background, society and mass media affect how a person communicates.
4) Explore the complexities and intricacies of verbal and nonverbal communication.


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