Course Description

This is a course on interpersonal communication, which is essentially a focus on communication within two-person relationships. This course presents concepts essential to understanding the complex dynamics that go into constructing and maintaining our relationships, offering a multitude of research-based insights that will help students better understand themselves, their relationship partners, and relationship dynamics. The concepts presented here can be applied to relationships of all types--personal and professional: family, friends, romantic partners, co-workers, and supervisors. 

Through this course, you will understand what our basic human needs are as we seek and engage in human relationships, as well as how to have your own needs met and meet the needs of the other person through your communication behaviors. Through more conscious communication, we can achieve happier and more fulfilling relationships.   Also, in understanding common pitfalls and challenges in communication within relationships, you will be better positioned to confront those challenging situations with knowledge to defuse the toughest ones and be effective in your communications nonetheless. 

Employing the insights presented here will very likely lead to increased satisfaction within your relationships as you learn to navigate those relationships with a consciousness of your own communication behaviors and the personal, human needs of the other person. When your own needs are increasingly being met and you are more sensitive to meeting the needs of the other person, how can your relationship not improve? 

This course is a must for anyone seeking to have a better, happier existence with more fulfilling and satisfactory relationships a key component of that contentment.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define communication competence.
  • Describe intercultural communication.
  • Summarize communication and the self.
  • Identify nonverbal communication.
  • Summarize interpersonal perception.
  • Describe listening skills and styles.
  • Recognize social relationships, emotions, and conflict and how to deal with them.
  • Describe argumentative and aggressive communication.
  • Demonstrate communicating with confidence and assertiveness.
  • Summarize techniques for targeting your message and being approachable.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 3 Exam 9 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 4 Exam 8 points
Lesson 5 Exam 9 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Exam 10 points
Lesson 9 Exam 8 points
Lesson 10 Exam 9 points
Lesson 11 Exam 10 points
Lesson 12 Exam 8 points
Lesson 13 Exam 8 points
The Final Exam 38 points
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