Communication is an integral part of our society and of our lives, it's importance helps to shape the very guality of our lives. This course is designed to help focus your understanding on human communication behaviour and on basic principles of effective communication, useful in social settings and interactions.
To help you achieve the goals of this course you are required to interact and participate in class discussions and projects. You are required to take written examinations designed to further assess your understanding of communication process and skills.
Classwork = 50 %, this includes several quizzes, a mid-term exam, class participation and projects.
Final exam = 50 %, Overview
COMMUNICATION, by Larry L. Barker
LECTURE AND DISCUSSION
Human communications, levels of communication, barriers
Language, Meaning and Communication
Functions of language, non-verbal communication, intrapersonal and interpersonal communication, effective listening and feedback
Interpersonal, small group, organizational
Ethics, intentions and speaker audience relationship, communication goals
Developing and Organizing the Message
Selecting topic - gathering material, organizing material
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