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Course Description

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This course introduces to dyadic and small-group communication. The focus is on communication style and effectiveness with attention to verbal and nonverbal communication, listening behaviour and conflict.

Note: This course can be taken individually or as a part of a certificate program.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the major concepts and theories in interpersonal communication;
  • Demonstrate an increased awareness of communication competence.
  • Demonstrate practical skills for effective interpersonal communication in order to improve personal and professional abilities in verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Explain the importance of communication in developing and maintaining good relationships in a range of contexts - at home, work and in one's personal development.

Course Topics

  • Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Communication Relationships


Assessment Item Weight
Online Discussions 20%
Assignment 1 20%
Assignment 2 20%
On Campus Final Exam 40%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.


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