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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.

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
Group Discussions 15%
Assignment 1 - Essay 20%
Assignment 2 - Reflective Paper 20%
Unit Quizzes 15%
Take-Home Final Exam 30%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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