INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS

College of the Bahamas COURSE GOALS AND DESCRIPTION
Communication is an integral part of our society and of our lives, it's importance helps to shape the very quality of our lives. This course is designed to help focus your understanding on human communication behaviour and on basic principles of effective communication, useful in social settings and interactions.

EVALUATION
To help you achieve the goals of this course you are required to interact and participate in class discussions and projects. You are required to take written examinations designed to further assess your understanding of communication process and skills.

GRADING
Class work = 50 %, this includes several quizzes, a mid-term exam, class participation and projects. Final exam = 50 %, Overview

TEXT
COMMUNICATION, by Larry L. Barker ISBN: 013155946X

LECTURE AND DISCUSSION
Communication Elements Human communications, levels of communication, barriers Language, Meaning and Communication Functions of language, non-verbal communication, intra-personal and interpersonal communication, effective listening and feedback Group Communication Interpersonal, small group, organizational Public Communication Ethics, intentions and speaker audience relationship, communication goals Developing and Organizing the Message Selecting topic - gathering material, organizing material Review

As taught by George Lessard in 1990 - 1991

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