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Matt Abrahams - Communication Studies

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Love is a seeking for a way of life.  The way that cannot be followed alone.  The resonance of all spiritual and physical things.  ~Ansel Adams


Course Description

Interpersonal Communication is a hands-on practical class that examines communication in the context of interpersonal relationships. Relationships are an integral part of our daily lives and help us define who we are.  In this course, we will study concepts and theories relevant to interpersonal communication and apply these to communication issues and problems facing individuals as they relate with others.  This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of strategic interpersonal communication -- the ability to analyze a situation, select appropriate communication strategies from a number of available options, and enact those strategies effectively.


I believe that true learning only occurs when everyone is involved and interested in the material presented.  Our class will consist of a combination of lectures, discussions, activities, projects, and presentations.  Through constructive feedback, we will all have the opportunity to teach and help each other.  I encourage you to use this course to explore and broaden your world view.  Please, challenge yourself and explore issues that matter to you.


FINAL GRADES (posted 12-11-2015)

EXTRA CREDIT DUE December 11th by 5PM

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Fall 2015 Syllabus



Anxiety Management Plan 1

Anxiety Management Plan 2

Sample Victim and Agent of Persuasion

Sample Relationship Interview Paper (click this link to see the MS Word file)



"Interpersonal Communication" article

"How our brain builds social worlds" article

Feedback Article

How to Spot a Liar

"Why we fall in love and satisfaction" article

"Persuasion" article

10 Ways to Make Better Decisions

Be Thanked for Running Meetings


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Communication Studies

Last Updated: 4/20/16