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Introduction to Human Communication Part I
Course: COM100AA

First Term: 1995 Fall
Lecture   1 Credit(s)   1 Period(s)   1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Theory and practice of communication skills in public, small group, and interpersonal settings. Includes study of the speech communication process

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Define the process of communication in terms of models and principles. (I)
2. Describe the influence of perception in human communication. (I)
3. Describe the influence of self-concept in human communication. (I)
4. Identify the strength and weakness of language in human communication. (II)
5. Describe the influence of nonverbal behavior in human communication. (II)
6. Identify the characteristics of active listening. (II)
7. Describe a technique for reducing defensiveness in the conflict resolution process. (II)
8. Describe the impact of intercultural variables on interpersonal interactions. (II)
9. Identify and define the elements and risks of self-disclosure. (II)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. The Communication Process
   A. Communication Models
   B. Communication Settings
      1. Personal
      2. Small- group
      3. Public Speaking
   C. Communication Functions and Principles
      1. Social
      2. Decision-making
   D. Interpersonal Communication
      1. Perception of Self and Others
      2. Self-concept
II. Interpersonal Communication
   A. Receiving Skills
      1. Listening
      2. Paraphrasing
      3. Questioning
      4. Interpreting
      5. Feedback
   B. Sending Skills
      1. Provisional Language
      2. Separating Fact from Inference
      3. Crediting
      4. Self-Disclosure
   C. Nonverbal Communication
      1. Environmental Influences
      2. Body Motions
      3. Paralanguage
   D. Understanding Communication Relationships
      1. Types of Relationships
      2. Relationship Stages
      3. Reducing Defensiveness
      4. Conflict Styles
      5. Impact of Culture on Relationships
      2. Information-Seeking Interviews
      3. Employment Interview
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  6/27/1995

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