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Interpersonal Communication (COMM 103)

MJC 2013-2014 Catalog Description

Principles of interpersonal communication including perceptual, verbal and nonverbal elements.  The study of theory, research findings, concepts and skills in interpersonal relationships as applied to various interactions, such as the male/female relationship, the family, and the workplace.

  • 3 units
  • 54 lecture hours
  • Transfer: CSU, UC (TCSU COMS 130) 173)
  • General Education: (MJC-GE:D2) (CSU-GE:D7)

Technology Advisory

While this class meets in the face-to-face classroom, you will complete most of your homework assignments through Blackboard, MJC's Learning Management System.  

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

Current Textbook

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