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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Explores through theory & practice the ways people communicate one-on-one & in informal situations. Studies development of self-concept, self-disclosure, listening, language & conflict through verbal & nonverbal communication. Builds communication skills through experiential activities.
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Explores through theory & practice the ways people communicate one-on-one & in informal situations. Study of development of self-concept, self-disclosure, listening, language & conflict with regard to verbal & non-verbal communication.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
| Area:||B||Communication and Analytical Thinking
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||E||Lifelong Learning and Self Development||Fall 1993||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2009||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: COMM 130|| Interpersonal Communication|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM6
The students will:
1. Demonstrate understanding of a variety of interpersonal communication
concepts and principles.
2. Identify and demonstrate appropriate uses of verbal and non-verbal
3. Promote an awareness and appreciation of the complexities of the
4. Build a systematic method of listening behavior to improve
5. Practice using interpersonal theories of communication by
participating in dyadic group activities.
6. Identify the difference between assertive and aggressive behavior.
7. Strengthen an understanding and appreciation of cultures and sub-
cultural differences in society through experiential exercises
and field work.
8. Increase self esteem by means of interactive participation with
9. Expand a sense of self-awareness by means of journal writing
and self exploratory assignments.
10. Identify and practice constructive conflict management skills.
Topics and Scope
1. Explore the communication process.
A. Communication model.
B. Barriers to understanding communication.
C. Basic terms.
D. Define communication.
A. Importance of listening.
B. Barriers to listening.
C. Effective listening behavior skills.
3. Self image and self esteem.
A. Introspective assignments.
B. Hierarchy of values.
C. Effects of low self esteem.
D. Skills to build self esteem.
A. Variables that affect perception.
B. Study differences in perception.
5. Verbal communication/semantics.
A. Abstraction of words and symbols.
B. Semantic reactions.
D. Gender patterns and differences.
6. Non-verbal communication.
7. Relational communication.
A. Personality types.
D. Self disclosure.
E. Relationship stages.
8. Conflict resolution/negotiation skills.
A. Types of conflict.
B. Productive conflict management.
C. Destructive conflict management.
D. Win/win - win/lose negotiation.
E. Defensive communication.
A. Weekly free writing assignment.
B. Weekly topic related journal assignment.
C. 4-5 page typed term paper on interpersonal event or activity.
D. 7-10 page typed term paper synthesizing and applying important
A. Reading assignments.
B. Written assignments.
C. Observational assignments.
B. Experiential activities.
C. Group processes.
4. Oral presentations.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
50 - 70%
|Written homework, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
10 - 25%
|Class performances, Field work||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
5 - 30%
|MIDTERMS AND/OR FINAL.||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 25%
|ATTENDANCE AND CLASS PARTICIPATION.||
Communicate: A Workbook for Interpersonal Communication, 4th ed., CRA
Staff, c. 1994
Communicating With Myself: A Journal, 2nd ed., Jacqueline B. Carr, c. 1991
Looking Out, Looking In, 7th ed., Lucas, c. 1999