Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
24 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 interpersonal communication


The course objective is to build greater self-confidence; strengthen people skills; enhance communication skills; develop leadership skills; and reduce stress and improve attitudes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • understand and apply the principles of interpersonal communication
  • understand and apply motivation and leadership techniques
  • apply listening and speaking skills
  • apply human relations skills to enhance relationships
  • develop a personal vision and greater self-confidence
  • manage stress in order to function effectively in both professional and social settings.

General Course Topics:

  • Building a foundation for success
  • Recalling and using names
  • Building on memory skills and enhancing relationships
  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Putting stress in perspective
  • Enhancing relationships and motivating others
  • Energizing communication
  • Making ideas clear
  • Disagreeing agreeably
  • Gaining willing cooperation and committing to influence others
  • Managing stress
  • Developing more flexibility
  • Building others through recognition
  • Inspiring others
  • Demonstrating leadership
  • Celebrating achievements and renewing vision
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials