SRJC Course Outlines

4/24/2024 1:20:48 AMCOMM 66 Course Outline as of Fall 1999

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 66Title:  INTER COMMUNIC  
Full Title:  Interpersonal Communication
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  SPCH 66

Catalog Description:
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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.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Communication and Analytical Thinking
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 ELifelong Learning and Self DevelopmentFall 1993
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2009Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM6

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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
   communication process.
4.  Build a systematic method of listening behavior to improve
   listening ability.
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
   other students.
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
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1.  Explore the communication process.
     A. Communication model.
     B. Barriers to understanding communication.
     C. Basic terms.
     D. Define communication.
2.  Listening.
     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.
4.  Perception.
     A. Variables that affect perception.
     B. Study differences in perception.
5.  Verbal communication/semantics.
     A. Abstraction of words and symbols.
     B. Semantic reactions.
     C. Polarization.
     D. Gender patterns and differences.
6.  Non-verbal communication.
     A. Kinesics.
     B. Proxemics.
     C. Dress.
     D. Culture.
7.  Relational communication.
     A. Personality types.
     B. Roles.
     C. Intimacy.
     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.

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1.  Written.
     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
        interpersonal concept.
2.  Homework.
     A. Reading assignments.
     B. Written assignments.
     C. Observational assignments.
3.  In-class.
     A. Discussions.
     B. Experiential activities.
     C. Group processes.
4.  Oral presentations.
     A. Individual.
     B. Group.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
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%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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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

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