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Comm 10 Communication & Human Relationship-Hybrid

Time: Thursday 4:30-5:45
Location: BBC 223


Comm. 10 (Communication and Human Relationships) fulfills the GE area D1(Human Behavior-“Students will be able to recognize the interaction of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior or individuals.”) This course “examines the role of communication in developing/maintaining human relationships. Discussion focuses on relational communication processes as they occur in various settings, such as the intercultural, the family, the intimate, the organizational, the public and between/within genders.” Communication is the means by which we move through life; we use it to create our self-identities, relationships, cultures, and our social worlds in general. My hope is that this course will show you how and why relationships are formed through processes of human communication, and that you will use the knowledge/insight you gain to help you communicate more effectively in developing and managing your own social relationships. Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus. Special projects or assignments may require additional work for the course. Because this is a three unit class, you can expect to spend 9 hours per week for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses.