Course Summary
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8 weeks (30 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 introduction to interpersonal communication


The course objective is for the student to learn foundational communication theories and non-cognitive approaches to student success and be able to demonstrate growth in social emotional learning skills and communicate the personal process for this growth through reflection.

Learning Outcomes:

  • identify foundational elements of communication theory and understand how it impacts one's own personal and professional relationships
  • demonstrate the ability to reduce and manage conflict and improve interpersonal skills through the application of appropriate communication theory
  • describe how sociocultural environments shape self-identity, interpersonal communication, and learning opportunities
  • develop a thriving mindset by recognizing the role of self-reflection, self-efficacy, mindfulness, and relationship management
  • develop meaningful goals through an increased value of learning and internal motivation to achieve personal and professional pursuits
  • use self-monitoring and self-regulated learning to manage beliefs, thoughts, and emotions during decision-making

General Course 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

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Supplemental Materials