SRJC Course Outlines

5/5/2021 11:43:32 PMCOMM 6 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 6Title:  INTERPERSONAL COMM  
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 Scheduled06 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:  COMM 66

Catalog Description:
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Explores through theory and practice the ways people communicate one-on-one and in informal situations.  Studies awareness of perception, development of self-concept, self-disclosure, listening, relationships, language and conflict through verbal and nonverbal communication. Builds communication skills through experiential activities.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Explores through theory and practice the ways people communicate one-on-one and in informal situations. Studies awareness of perception, development of self-concept, self-disclosure, listening, relationships, language and conflict with regard to verbal and non-verbal communication.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course 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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive: 
 Area:B
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:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication SRJC Equivalent Course(s): COMM6

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.    Demonstrate understanding of a variety of interpersonal communication concepts and principles.
2.    Acquire an awareness and appreciation of the complexities of the communication process.
3.    Improve listening ability by understanding the key elements of this most frequently used aspect of
       interpersonal communication.
4.    Identify, interpret and demonstrate appropriate uses of verbal and non-verbal communication.
5.    Describe and discuss how choice of words and gender influences can significantly impact interpersonal
       interactions.
6.    Explore and analyze social and gender roles as they apply to relational communication.
7.    Identify the difference between passive, assertive and aggressive behavior.
8.    Explain ways that communication creates, develops and changes personal identities.
9.    Examine one's own self-esteem through journal writing and other self-exploratory tasks.
10.  Identify and practice constructive conflict management skills.
11.  Analyze the role of technology in interpersonal communication.

Topics and Scope
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I.    The communication process
      A. Definition and basic terms
     B. Communication model
     C. Barriers to understanding communication
II.   Listening
     A. Importance of listening
     B. Barriers to listening
     C. Effective listening behavior skills
III.  Self image and self esteem
     A. Introspective assignments
     B. Hierarchy of values
     C. Effects of low self esteem
     D. Skills to build self esteem
IV.  Perception
     A. Variables that affect perception
     B. Differences in perception
V.  Verbal communication/semantics
      A. Abstraction of words and symbols
     B. Semantic reactions
     C. Polarization
     D. Gender patterns and differences
VI.  Non-verbal communication
      A. Kinesics
     B. Proxemics
     C. Dress
     D. Vocalics
     E. Oculesics
     F. Haptics
     G. Chronemics
VII. Relational communication
      A. Social roles
     B. Gender roles
     C. Intimacy
     D. Self disclosure
     E. Relationship stages
     F. Loneliness
VIII. 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
IX.  Technology and Communication
     A. Effective use of communication technology
     B. Effect of technology on communication

Assignments:
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I.  Written
     A. Weekly free writing assignment --
           2 pages
     B.  Topic related journal
           assignments -- 10-20 pages
          total per semester
     C. 3-5 short analytical papers or
          two 4-10 page term papers
II.   Reading Assignment
III. Observational assignments
IV.  In-class
     A. Discussions
     B. Experiential activities
     C. Group processes
V.  Oral presentations
     A. Individual -- 1-2 presentations
     B. Group -- 1-2 presentations
VI.  Exams -- 1-3, including a final

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; short analytical papers; journal entries; response papers; free writes
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 25%
Class performances; observational assignments; group project; individual presentation(s); group presentation(s)
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 30%
Midterms and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 25%
Attendance and class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Communicate: A Workbook for Interpersonal      
   Communication (6th ed.).  CRA Staff.  
   Kendall-Hunt: 2007
The Interpersonal Communication Book (11th
  ed.).  Joseph A. DeVito.  Allyn & Bacon:
  2006
Looking Out, Looking In  (12th ed.).  Ronald
  B. Adler & Russell F. Proctor II.  
   Wadsworth, Inc.: 2007

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