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Interpersonal Communication (Revision 7)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Centre: Faculty of Business
COMM 243 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Télé-université du Québec equivalency: COM 5000.
Communication plays a central role in everyone's life. Most people value interpersonal relationships and find comfort in the bonds of friendship that they maintain with friends, family members, and colleagues. Whether they are aware of it or not, people engage in communication in practically every aspect of their lives.
COMM 243 introduces you to the challenges and rewards of interacting with others. After completing the course, you will be able to think as an astute observer of communication problems and to act as an effective communicator.
Lesson 1: Introduction to Human Communication
Lesson 2: Perception, Self, and Communication
Lesson 3: Language and Meaning
Lesson 4: Nonverbal Communication
Lesson 5: Listening and Critical Thinking
Lesson 6: Interpersonal Communication
Lesson 7: Intercultural Communication
Lesson 8: Workplace Communication
Lesson 9: Topic Selection and Audience Analysis
Lesson 10: Organizing a Presentation
Lesson 11: Informative Presentations
Lesson 12: Delivery and Visual Resources
To receive credit in COMM 243, you must complete three written assignments, achieve a minimum grade of D (50%) on the final examination, and achieve an overall grade of at least “D” (50 percent) in the entire course. The distribution of marks for the various credit activities is listed below:
|Assignment 1||Assignment 2||Assignment 3||Lesson Quizzes||Final Examination||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Pearson, J., Nelson, P., Titsworth, S., & Harter, L. (2011). Human Communication (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9780073406800
The textbook publisher is offering a print-on-demand option in which you may purchase an unbound copy of the textbook at a discounted rate; you can also acquire a print textbook on your own, if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
Special Course Features
Students must have access to some form of presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) and voice recording hardware and software (built in to most PCs). All lessons and assignments are video-based.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Online Exam (3 hours)
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 7, September 13, 2013.
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Updated September 17 2013