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Interpersonal Communication (COMM 103)

I haven't taught this course in a few years. However, as a student, it was the class that made the biggest impact on my life and convinced me to become a Communication Studies major. Interpersonal Communication is all about helping you communicate effectively in the relationships you are about the most: friendships, family relationships, and romantic relationships. Consider taking this class with my colleague Taure Shimp; I bet you'll be glad you did :)

MJC 2018-2019 Catalog Description

Principles of interpersonal communication including perceptual, verbal, and nonverbal elements. The study of interpersonal communication theory, research findings, concepts, and skills as applied within personal and professional relationships. Field trips are not required. Not repeatable. (A-F or P/NP)

  • 3 units
  • 54 lecture hours
  • Transfer: CSU, UC (C-ID: COMM 130)
  • General Education: (MJC-GE: B) (CSU-GE: D) (IGETC: 4)
  • Communication Studies Programs:
    • Certificate: Professional Skills Area Option
    • AA-T: List A Option
    • AA: Elective Courses Option

Typical Responsibilities

  • Presenting a Personal Narrative to the Class
  • Responding in Writing to Weekly Discussion Questions, Submitting Your Answers through Blackboard, and Sharing Those Answers in a Small Group
  • Media Analyses
  • Multiple-Choice and True/False Examinations for Each Learning Unit
  • Creating an Interpersonal Video

Recent Textbook

Wood, J.T. (2012). Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters (7th Edition). Cengage. ISBN: 1111346402