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COMN12-205: Interpersonal Communication


The aim is to present interpersonal communication as the linchpin of all communicative activities in the 21st Century. Choices made by the speaker, listener and the communication analyst are the key focus. Students will critically examine and analyse the key issues, theories and concepts in the field. Attention will be given to aspects of Interpersonal Communication that impinge on the areas of Media and Technology. Students will gain skills in self-reflection in discussion and role-play with others. Students will develop research skills through conducting a conversational analysis.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290
  • Commencing in 2020: $4,340

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of interpersonal communication theory and research by describing and analysing the main ideas of theories and understanding how research applies theories in search of understanding about how people communicate with one another.
2. Apply communication theories studied to practical problems related to communication.
3. Demonstrate understanding of human communication in everyday interactions by identifying and evaluating their use of interpersonal skills in daily situations.
4. Demonstrate competence of interpersonal communication skills by practising and assessing these skills in classroom activities.
5. Demonstrate the ability to reflect on own communication.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens11/11/2018
Semester start14/01/2019
Subject start14/01/2019
Cancellation 1?28/01/2019
Cancellation 2?04/02/2019
Last enrolment27/01/2019
Last withdrawal?08/02/2019
Teaching census?08/02/2019