Interpersonal Comm and Rhetor (RCM 402.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
RCM 402 01 September 2017 Jeanie Wills
RCM 402 01 September 2016 Jeanie Wills


A survey of foundational concepts in interpersonal communication. Topics include the nature of communication, self-concept, face and politeness, ethics, listening, context and situation, human motivation, identity formation, and persuasion. The course will incorporate rhetorical as well as social-scientific theories, and its goal will be to encourage students to think about the dynamic and shifting nature of human interaction, and to develop strategies for managing their own interactions particularly in their professional relationships.


RCM 300 or 6 credit units from RCM Non-EN Alternatives.


Students with credit for GE 402 will not receive credit for this course.

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