Elizabeth S. Parks
Emphasizes analyzing and understanding communication variables affecting human relationships, such as person perception, feedback, idea development, nonverbal cues. Focus on informal communication settings.
In this course, we will explore a variety of theories related to interpersonal communication and apply them to how and why people communicate with each other as they do. Topics covered include (but are not limited to): verbal and nonverbal communication; impact of individual and group traits such as gender and culture on interpersonal communication; stages of relationship development and deterioration; the effects of trust, openness, empathy, and self-disclosure on interpersonal communication; and online and offline interpersonal communication.
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