• Program: Communications
  • Course: Interpersonal Communication
  • Course #: COMM2050
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communication and the styles of communication used in academic, social and professional environments. Students will learn the characteristics and process of interpersonal communication including perception, speech and language, non-verbal behaviors, listening and feedback, conflict recognition and resolution, small group dynamics, the ethics of interpersonal communication and relationship development and maintenance. In this course you will learn to communicate more effectively in all settings.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify the elements of the interpersonal communication process
Analyze the role of verbal and nonverbal communication in various interpersonal episodes and diverse contexts
Develop skill sets in active listening and providing constructive feedback
Identify perception barriers and apply appropriate perception checking skills
Analyze constructive conflict management techniques
Articulate the role of interpersonal processes in the development and maintenance of relationships
Identify barriers that impede effective interpersonal communication
Engage in reflection of one's own interpersonal communication strengths and weaknesses
Demonstrate responsible and owned language in interpersonal contexts

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 1 & 7
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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