Interpersonal Communication

Academic major:  B.S. in Interpersonal Communication
Minor: Interpersonal Communication

Do you like to watch people?  Are you intrigued by how people use eye contact, touch, or personal space to communicate?  Do you ever wonder why some marriages last and others end?  Have you ever considered why conflict is productive in some relationships and destructive in others?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the study of interpersonal communication is for you.   

Interpersonal communication is the study of how people relate to each other in friendships, families, romance, church, and work.  If you are interested in the development of listening, empathy, trust, influence, conflict management, verbal and nonverbal communication in a Christ-centered community, consider majoring in a B. S. in Interpersonal Communication at Trevecca Nazarene University.  These “people skills” make you a stronger communicator in every aspect of your life.   

Core Courses in Interpersonal Communication

COM 2010

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 2020

Principles of Intercultural Communication

2

COM 2030

Practicum in Intercultural Communication

1

COM 2810

Small Group of Communication

3

COM 3010

Theories of Communication

3

COM 3340

Language and Social Interaction

3

COM 3500

Nonverbal Communication

3

COM 4000

Advanced Public Speaking

3

COM 4060

Social Influence

3

COM 4510

Career Internship in Communication Studies

3

COM 4550

Research Methods in Communication Studies

3

COM 4800

Senior Project in Communication Studies

1

The remaining three hours may come from Communication Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Business or Political Science advisor consent.

For more information about Interpersonal Communication, contact Dr. Lena Hegi Welch