(Length: 45 hours)

In this course, students learn the basic elements of communication and the skills that make it effective. Students gain greater self-knowledge, improving their capacity for interaction in their own interpersonal relationships.

At the end of this course, students are able to understand what is meant by all aspects of nonverbal communication. They also learn the fundamentals of interpersonal relationships by examining privacy and distance in relational communication and the means to improve the communication climate. Finally, students can pick out a group from other social units by learning the main characteristics of a group, communication among members and group decision-making models.