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COMM285 - Interpersonal Communications

Course Details

Course Code: COMM285 Course ID: 2918 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to focus on communication within the workplace, personal activities, and family life in order to establish and maintain healthy interpersonal relationships. This course serves as an introduction to major theories and empirical research regarding the role of interpersonal communication as it relates to personal, contextual, and cultural variables in the development of various types of relationships.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

  • Identify the components of interpersonal communications
  • Assess emotions experienced during personal relationships
  • Review power plays in personal relationships
  • Explore how a personal relationship can become addictive or destructive
  • Examine interpersonal communication within the workplace
NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 55.00 %
Week 1 Forum 6.88 %
Week 2 Forum 6.88 %
Week 3 Forum 6.88 %
Week 4 Forum 6.88 %
Week 5 Forum 6.88 %
Week 6 Forum 6.88 %
Week 7 Forum 6.88 %
Week 8 Forum 6.88 %
Developing the Research Paper 10.00 %
Week 4: Developing the Research Paper 10.00 %
Reaction Paper 15.00 %
Week 6: Reaction Paper 15.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %
Week 8: Research Paper 20.00 %
Book Title: Confusing Love with Obsession, Revised - eBook available via the APUS Online LIbrary
Author: Moore, John
Publication Info: Hazelden
ISBN: 9781592853564
Book Title: To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A
Book Title: Intimate Relationships, 7th Ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom; hard copy not available from the bookstore, please try other sources.
Author: Miller, Rowland
Publication Info: VS-McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780077861803

Book Title:Close Relationships - e-book is available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780415877435
Publication Info:Routledge
Author:Regan, Pamela
Unit Cost:$112.62
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.