Sep 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED 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, and relationship development. May be offered online.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Define the concepts involved in the human communication process and identify the needs that human communication satisfies in different contexts.

2. Define and identify self-concept, messages, verbal and non-verbal communication, listening and emotional expressions.

3. Demonstrate understanding of the process of perception, and the role that physical, cultural, and social experience plays in interpersonal perception.

4. Be able to use paraphrasing, perception checking, self-disclosure, and appropriate questions.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of and appreciation for the differences and commonalities among us.

6. Describe skills and behaviors to cope with self-defeating self-talk, criticism from others, and ways to appropriately give and receive compliments.

7. Demonstrate self-awareness of personal strengths" and weaknesses" in interpersonal communication skills, interpersonal relationships and interpersonal interactions.

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