College Credit: 3 credit hours
Estimated Length: 45 seat hours
Interpersonal Communication examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social, and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.
IMPORTANT: Please visit the ACC Schedule of Classes for course start and end dates.
Learning takes place with an instructor in an online classroom and will include homework activities and weekly assignments.
This is a 10-week accelerated course which will require weekly assignments and periodic online communication with an instructor. Visit link above for course start and end dates. Please note, this course is not eligible for extensions.
- understand how to better handle conflict situations in personal, work and social settings
- see the correlation between interpersonal communication and increased success and reduced stress on the job
- identify healthy relationships
- learn the harm in avoiding conflict and instead better understand how to handle it successfully
- gain a better understanding of how non-verbal communication plays a role in communication
- earn three hours of college credit
- receive an industry-recognized NCTI certificate of graduation
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Distinguish the interpersonal communication context from other communication contexts.
- Understand self-concept and its relationship to interpersonal communication.
- Demonstrate an awareness of the effect of perception on interpersonal communication.
- Critically evaluate and apply appropriate emotional expression in interpersonal interactions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of language on relationships.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of nonverbal communication on relationships.
- Demonstrate effective listening and response strategies.
- Recognize and describe appropriate strategies for self-disclosure.
- Analyze conflict situations and propose approaches for conflict management and resolution.
- Illustrate understanding of gender and cultural influences on interpersonal communication.
- Recognize concepts of relationship dynamics.
- Demonstrate understanding of the link between technology and interpersonal communication.