- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 124
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Interpersonal Communication: Definition, Characteristics & Types
Course SummaryCommunications 102: Interpersonal Communications has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging communications topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The objective of this course is to introduce you to significant concepts of interpersonal communication. You will learn the forms and features of interpersonal communication as well as how to improve self-esteem, how to listen effectively, and how emotions vary depending on culture.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 150. The minimum score required to pass this course is 105, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, the you will be able to:
- Explain interpersonal communications within the context of the overall communication process.
- Discuss the effects of different aspects of culture on interpersonal communications.
- Compare and contrast the types and effects of verbal and non-verbal communications.
- Interpret relationship models and theories in the context of interpersonal communication.
- Explain the role of communication in different types of positive and negative relationships.
- Discuss the concept of perception and its effects on effective communication.
- Explain various aspects of listening and its role in communication.
- Explain the effects of poster, emotions and conflict on interpersonal communications.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Communications 102 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE & NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Communications 102 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Communications 102 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Overview of Interpersonal Communication||Examine the meaning, features, and kinds of interpersonal communication, as well as the communication process. Find out about the significance of context and ethics in communication.|
|Perception & Self-Awareness in Interpersonal Communication||Examine how self-concept, self-esteem, and communication relate to each other. Explore the meaning of self-esteem and how it can be developed, as well as how to advance communication skills.|
|The Importance of Effective Listening||Learn the phases of listening and how it progresses, along with the meaning of effective listening and hurdles to it. Explain how culture and gender affect listening.|
|Understanding Verbal & Nonverbal Communication||Explore the meaning, ideas, and values of verbal messages, as well as the meaning of words associated with nonverbal communication and how culture influences nonverbal communication.|
|Overview & Principles of Conversation Management||Examine the components of the five stage model of conversation and the different concepts of conversation management.|
|Relationship Theory in Interpersonal Communication||Learn about different relationship models and theories, including DeVito's six-stage model, Knapp's model, Attraction Theory, and Relationship Rules Theory.|
|Communication in Relationships||Review the features of successful relationships, the ways in which communication transforms during different stages of development, and how relationships are upheld.|
|The Process of Conflict Management||Explore the meaning and phases of the conflict process and how to resolve conflict.|
|The Role of Power in Interpersonal Relationships||Identify the different forms of power and how power and influence can be abused.|
|Emotions & Emotional Expression||Learn about emotions, how to classify them, the meaning of emotional intelligence, how emotional expression influences communication, and how emotions vary by culture.|
|Computer-Mediated Communication||Review the different forms of computer-mediated communication and how it differs from face-to-face communication and describe social presence theory.|
|Communication Between Family & Friends||Examine the different kinds of families and how they communicate, how friends communicate, and the phases of friendship.|
|The Impact of Culture on Interpersonal Communication||Learn about the definition of culture, the components of culture, how it influences communication, and how communication methods differ between masculine and feminine cultures.|
|Interpersonal Communication in Love & Relationships||Review the features of love relationships and communication and the workplace and communication, and recognize relationship violence and its impact on a relationship.|
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|Completed the entire Communications 102: Interpersonal Communication course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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