Personal Communication (Apex)

Personal Communication is a one-semester course that teaches students how to become effective at verbal and nonverbal expression. In a rapidly changing world filled with constantly evolving technology, social media, and social networking, students need skills to send clear verbal and nonverbal messages and adapt those messages to multiple contexts. Students need to prepare to identify, analyze, develop, and evaluate communication skills in personal, academic, and professional interactions. 

Major topics in Personal Communication include intrapersonal and interpersonal interaction, informal communication and interviewing, and the preparation and delivery of informal, informational, and persuasive addresses. Students also engage in recognizing bias, resolving conflicts, and evaluating media messages; gain an understanding of elements of ethical communication and group dynamics; and participate in peer review.

This updated course was originally created for Apex Courses and is now available in Courseware.