Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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COMM 218 - Interpersonal Communication

4 Credit(s)

This course is designed to increase a student’s understanding and use of effective interpersonal communication behaviors in a variety of face-to-face settings. The goal is to better understand oneself, others, and the role of communication in achieving and maintaining satisfying relationships. Knowledge and skill building are used to foster improvement with special attention to verbal and nonverbal communication, self-concept, effective listening, emotions, intimacy, gender/cultural differences, and relationship development.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Through examinations, discussions, exercises, and analysis, students will display knowledge of terms, theories, and key functional areas in the subject of interpersonal communication
2. Through journal entries, exercises, and analysis, students will document transference of their newfound knowledge and skills about interpersonal communication in everyday life
3. Through skill-building sessions/class assignments, students will improve their communication competence
4. Through signature assignments, students will be able to document improved communication competence

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