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SPCH 1318 Course Guide

Interpersonal Communication


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Course Description

Course Description

This course covers the application of communication theory to interpersonal relationship development, maintenance, and termination in the relationship contexts including friendships, romantic partners, families, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors.

Course Calendar

SPCH-1318 Course Schedule

Week Chapter Reading Assignments
Week 1 Ch. 1  Interpersonal Process Student Info Form, Quiz 1 -Ch. 1
Week 2 Ch. 2  Culture and Interpersonal Comm Quiz 2 -Ch. 2
Journal 2
Week 3 Ch. 3  Interpersonal Comm. and the Self Quiz 3 -Ch. 3
Discussion #2 Impression Management
Week 4 Ch. 4  Perceiving Others Quiz 4 -Ch. 4
Journal 3
Week 5 Ch. 5  Language Quiz 5 -Ch. 5
Journal 4
Week 6 Ch. 6  Nonverbal Communication Quiz 6 -Ch. 6
Journal 5
Week 7 Ch. 7  Listening Quiz 7 -Ch. 7
Journal 6
Week 8 Ch. 8  Emotions Quiz 8 -Ch.8
Journal 7
Week 9 Mid-Term Exam Due Mid-Term Exam
Week 10 Ch. 9  Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships Quiz 9 -Ch. 9
Journal 8
Week 11 Interview Assignment Due Interview Assignment Due
Week 12 Ch. 10  Communication in Close Relationships Quiz 10 -Ch. 10
Journal 9
Week 13 Ch. 11  Managing Conflict Quiz 11 -Ch. 11
Journal 10
Week 14 Ch. 12 Communication Climate Quiz 12 -Ch. 12
Discussion #3 Comm. Climates
Week  15 Group Assignment Due Film Analysis Group
Week 16 Final Exam Week Final Exam