SPCH 450 Communication Theory

This course emphasizes interpersonal communication from a personal and professional perspective with attention to familiar relationships as well as those affected by differences in age, race, gender, culture, religion, politics, and personal philosophy. After providing students with a foundation of interpersonal communication theory, the course deals with topics that include verbal and non-verbal behaviors, the relevance of communication theory to the development of communication skills, and the application of communication theory to the improvement of both personal and workplace relationships–including workplace communication that occurs through electronic media. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the course concepts and approach all topics within a framework of ethical consideration.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Research the fundamentals of interpersonal communication

Assess the relationship, operation, and application of principles of interpersonal communication in personal and professional environments

Diagnose the effectiveness of interpersonal communication in both personal and professional contexts

Explain the elements of communication theory

Apply critical analysis of written, oral, and non-­‐verbal communication

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