Fine Arts

Interpersonal Communication

Speech 285

Provides an arena to examine the necessity of specific communicative processes and understandings particular to interpersonal interaction. Students will examine the processes of interpersonal communication at the levels of theory, analysis and performance. Course objectives include process understanding, awareness of nonverbal patterning, improved listening (data, critical, empathetic), understanding of speech and self-disclosure issues, and the recognition and analysis of ethical dilemmas.