As our world becomes more connected and diverse, the need to understand how we interact and communicate with each others is increasingly important. What should we say? How should we say it? How might others interpret our messages? How can I get my point across with the greatest chance of success? These are just some of the issues you will examine as part of the Interpersonal Communication interest area.
Understanding how we relate to each other - on the job, in romantic relationships, among family members, and in various social interactions - is an important skill in today's society. Through the Interpersonal Communication interest area, you will learn how to effectively communicate, interpret facial expressions and body cues, resolve conflicts, and understand persuasion, in a variety of contexts. Furthermore, you will learn how to interact and relate to people from different cultures, genders, personalities, and backgrounds.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
Communication skills are fundamental to any successful career. Many of our graduates go on to work in areas specific to facilitating communication or engaging in interactions with others, such as human resource management, public relations, labor relations, and nonprofits.