COMM 214 : Interpersonal Communication: Process and Theory

Introduces interpersonal communication in different contexts in order to build and manage relationships. Focuses on message exchange in person-to-person interactions; emphasizes theoretical principles and their application. Concentrates on the development of communication skills to build communication competence in interpersonal contexts.


Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Select and apply appropriate communicative behavior to improve the quality of dyadic interactions in various contexts.
  • Use active listening skills to analyze and explain dyadic interactions with others, including others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Manage conflict through learned conflict management techniques in a variety of situations.
  • Practice communication competence in person-to-person interactions to build self-efficacy and to manage relationships.

Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAOT.

Course Adoption Date

Course Revision Date





Grading Options

Letter Grades


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