Interpersonal Communication

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Interpersonal Communication

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description and learning objectives
    This course examines theory and research on the role of communication in the development, maintenance, and termination of interpersonal relationships. The course consists of an overview of the significant (meta-) theoretical approaches to understanding interpersonal communication. Then, the course will take on a topical organization, roughly tracking the progression of relationships from initiation through termination. Several topics relevant to communication and relationships (e.g., love and conflict) will be explored in depth. The class will be conducted from a lecture/discussion format. Since virtually everyone in the class has both personal and vicarious experience with relationships, the students are encouraged (but not required) to participate actively.

    Course Objectives:
    1. Students will gain a conceptual understanding of theory and research relating to interpersonal communication within social and personal relationships.
    2. Students will apply this conceptual knowledge to actual relationships.


    • Readings are posted/distributed as needed
    • The readings are of two types: background and discussion. The difference will be explained by the instructor.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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