Interpersonal communication is one of the most basic communication processes. Although it usually involves just two people (dyadic communication), the complexities and dynamics involved are limitless and usually determine the quality of relationships. Recognizing, understanding and effectively responding to these complexities will make us better communicators and, in turn, better managers, employees, diplomats, spouses, and friends.
Students are required to have an electronic journal that contains all of their notes for every content assignment in the course. There is a required minimum of one paragraph of notes per hour spent on a content assignment. The journal will be submitted in the Lesson Five Quiz when the course is completed.
Each week, students will perform a casual interview that relates to the content they are studying. A student can interview the same person as often as they want, and ideally, your interviewee is a person that is familiar with the current content you are studying. Students will submit a summary of their interviews at the end of the course.