Interpersonal Communications – SOC 1115


This course introduces the practices and principles of interpersonal communication in both dyadic and group settings. Emphasis is on the communication process; issues addressed include perception, listening, self-disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, apply basic principles of group discussion, and manage conflict in interpersonal communication situations.

1st year student

Learning Objectives:

  • explore the principles and dynamics of interpersonal communication

  • identify effective communication skills within different cultural contexts

  • understand how to use appropriate interpersonal communication skills and problem-solving techniques in a group setting.

Recommended Text:
Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, 7th Edition. 2012. Julia T. Wood
Interpersonal Communication: Building Connections Together. 2013. Teri Susan Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble