Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Communication, Media Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
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.
Learning Objectives1. Student is able to 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. Student is able to apply communication theories studied to practical problems related to communication.3. Students can demonstrate understanding of human communication in everyday interactions by identifying and evaluating their use of interpersonal skills in daily situations.4. Students can demonstrate competence of interpersonal communication skills by practising and assessing these skills in classroom activities.5. Students can demonstrate the ability to reflect on own communication.6. Knowledge of interpersonal communication theory & research by describing, analysing the main ideas of such theories understanding of human communication in everyday interactions by identifying & evaluating their use of interpersonal skills in daily situations, competence of interpersonal communication skills by practising & assessing these skills in classroom activities understanding of the role communication plays in interpersonal relationships by analysing & evaluating scenarios.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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.