SRJC Course Outlines

4/21/2021 4:11:36 PMCOMM 66.3 Course Outline as of Spring 2008

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COMM 66.3Title:  IMPROV. INTERPERS SKILLS  
Full Title:  Improving Interpersonal Skills
Last Reviewed:12/14/1998

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.50Lecture Scheduled03 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum.50Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total0 Contact Total0
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 0.00 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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Explores through theory and practice conversation skills and strategies used to keep relationships healthy.  Study of different stages of relational development, self disclosure, personality types, how to handle criticism and intimacy. Effect of technology on communication.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Explores through theory and practice conversation skills and strategies used to keep relationships healthy.  Study of different stages of relational development, self disclosure, personality types, how to handle criticism and intimacy.  
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will 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
   communication.
3.  Develop an awareness and appreciation of the complexities of the
   communication process.
4.  Practice using interpersonal theories of communication by
   participating in dyadic group activities.
5.  Identify the difference between assertive and aggressive behavior.
6.  Develop an understanding and appreciation of cultures and sub-
   cultural differences in society through experiential exercises
   and field work.
7.  Raise self esteem by means of interactive participation with
   other students.
8.  Gain a sense of self-awareness by means of journal writing
   and self exploratory assignments.  

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. Self image and self esteem.
  a. Introspective assignments.
  b. Hierarchy of values.
  c. Effedts of low self esteem.
  d. Skills to build self esteem.
3. Relational communication.
  a. Personality types.
  b. Roles.
  c. Intimacy.
  d. Self disclosure.
  e. Relationship stages.  

Assignments:
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Assignments include a selection of the following:
1. Free writing and/or journal assignments.
2. Written analysis of interpersonal events or activities.
3. Individual and/or group presentations.
4. Group project assignment(s).
5. In-class experiential activities and discussions.
6. Outside field work observing communication behaviors, settings and
  situations.
7. Written examination(s).  

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%
None
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.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Communicate: A Workbook for Interpersonal Communication, CRA Staff,
  4th ed., c. 1994
Communicating With Myself: A Journal, Jacqueline B. Carr, 2nd ed.,
  c. 1991
Looking Out, Looking In, Lucas, 7th ed., c.1999  

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