Course Summary
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7 weeks and 30 hours
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Interpersonal Communication


By the end of this course, students will have learned foundational communication theories and non-cognitive approaches to student success and will be able to demonstrate growth in social emotional learning skills and communicate their personal process for this growth through reflection.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the role of empathy, listening skills, and self-awareness in managing one’s own emotions.
  • Identify foundational elements of communication theory and understand how it impacts one’s own personal and professional relationships.
  • Identify strategies to reduce and manage conflict and improve interpersonal skills through the application of appropriate communication theory.
  • Describe how socio-cultural environments shape self-identity, interpersonal communication, and learning opportunities.
  • Describe the concept of a thriving mindset by integrating the ole of self-reflection, self-efficacy, resilience, mindfulness, and interpersonal skills.
  • Develop meaningful goals through an increased value of learning and internal motivation to achieve personal and professional pursuits.
  • Describe self-monitoring and self-regulated learning to manage beliefs, thoughts, and emotions during decision-making.

General Topics:

  • Communication Theories Interpersonal Communication Brain Science and Neuroplasticity as it Relates to Communication and Learning Understanding and Managing Emotions and its Impact on Communication The Impact of the Sociocultural Environment on Learning and Relationships with Others Self-efficacy and Goal Setting Growth Mindset and Resiliency
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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