COM 113 : Interpersonal Speech

The study of speaking and listening as it involves spoken language, nonverbal communication and feelings, specifically within interpersonal and small group settings. Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Humanities; Oral Communication - Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Human Services only. Fall, Spring, Summer.



  1. Define interpersonal communication.
  2. Explain fundamental theoretical communication concepts related to human communication.
  3. Encode and decode verbal and nonverbal messages in order to increase shared meaning.
  4. Identify and apply effective listening skills.
  5. Explain ethical issues related to interpersonal communication and create strategies to help address some of those issues.
  6. Cultivate self-awareness and monitor self within interpersonal relationships.