EAI Interpersonal Communication Spring 2010

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Department
of
Communication
Spring
EAI
2010
Interpersonal Communication
COM2230
# Credits 3
# ECTS Credits 6
Course Instructor :
Anna - Maria
ASCHE
email: [email protected]
N° Tél :
Course Coordinator : E. Tosi, PhD.
Textbook : TheGoal
Interpersonal Communication
The purpose Book
of this course i
Joseph A. De Vito
Harper Collins
1992
6th
Pre/Corequisite : none
Goals :The purpose of this course is to offer students the opportunity to learn
about the different aspects of interpersonal communication. Students
will develop the awareness and skills required to communicate
effectively in a wide range of interpersonal interactions.
# Lectures Hours:
# Tutorials Hours:
# Laboratory Hours:
# Homework Hours:
# Words Written:
39
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0
80
Topics :
Elements and processes of communication
Culture, the Self and Communication
Axioms of Interpersonal Communication
Listening skills and communication effectiveness
Impact of perceptual processes on communication
Verbal and non verbal messages
Interpersonal effectiveness
Awareness and assertiveness
Elements of gender communication
Intercultural communication
Relationships : development, deterioration, repair
Power and conflicts
Class meeting : Thursday 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Evaluations : Intermediate Exams 2 x 20 % = 40 %
Final exam 30 %
Participation 10 %
Group presentation 20 %
Detailed Schedule:
Week 1
Course introduction
Elements and processes of communication
The classical communication model
Week 2
Axioms of Interpersonal Communication
Adjustment, punctuation, content and relationship
Culture & Communication
Week 3
Impact of listening on interpersonal effectiveness
Listening skills and various styles of listening
Week 4
The perceptual process and communication
Avoiding perceptual distortion
Week 5
Verbal communication
Meanings and messages
Week 6
Term test
Non verbal communication
Kinesics and Proxemics
Week 7
Non verbal communication
Chronemics, Paralanguage, Artifacts
Intercultural communication
Week 8
Interpersonal effectiveness
Self-awareness, self-disclosure
Week 9
Student presentations
Apprehension and assertiveness
Conversational skills, gender differences in conversation
Week 10
Term Test
Principles of power (bases of power/power styles)
Exercises and case study
Week 11
Nature of conflicts
Approaches to conflict
Week 12
Student presentations
Conflict management techniques
Week 13
Student presentations
Week 14
Relationships
Development stages, deterioration, repair
Week 15
Final examination
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