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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
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COMM 227 Interpersonal Communication [GEKS]

Study and practice of the basic elements of interpersonal communication with emphasis on perception, meanings, attention, listening, feedback and communication barriers. Particular attention is given to improving interpersonal communication skills. This course may not substitute as the fundamentals of speech requirement in general education.

Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer

Prerequisites -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing

Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - Interpersonal communication is the exchange of symbols used to achieve self-presentation, relational and instrumental goals. In other words, how we present ourselves and manage our image to others, how we develop, maintain and terminate relationships and how we use communication to develop and obtain resources. Interpersonal communication is the foundation upon which all relationships, organizations and societies are built. Interpersonal communication is often taken for granted. We assume since we engage in interpersonal interactions on a daily basis we understand what it is. Students will move from their personal understanding of interpersonal communication to the social scientific perspective existing within the discipline. This course is designed to introduce students to the social scientific study and analysis of interpersonal communication. Theories such as attribution, expectancy violation, uncertainty reduction, social exchange, coordinated management of meaning and cognitive dissonance and research methods such as experimental design, conversational analysis, content analysis and ethnography will be explored.

Equivalent Course(s) - CTAC 227
Course History -
Change to prefix 7/2019, effective Fall 2020

communication , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Social Sciences (GEKS)  

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