Course Title: Human Communication

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 036258

Course Title: Human Communication

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


RMIT Intl University Vietnam


360H Education


Viet2 2007

Course Coordinator: Gloria Latham

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7813

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to explore the ways in which communication affects personal and professional experiences. Four key areas of communication will be explored: intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, and organizational. By understanding the principles and theories that underlie effective communication, students are given the opportunity to identify strengths and weaknesses as a communicator and to develop strategies that will enhance their communication style. As an independent mode course, students are required to independently research and develop, along with the prescribed textbook and other supplemental materials, theories about human communication specifically in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the completion of this course students should demonstrate:
An ability to critically assess and effectively utilize a range of communication strategies to meet specific contingencies.
An ability to analyse the role of communication in both your personal and professional life and to assess its impact on both your relationships and personal development.
An ability to use critical reflective practice techniques.

 The development of a framework for understanding critical elements in intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group and organizational communications.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course operates in independent mode so students will participate in short seminars, and group project meetings, that help to introduce you to core theory.

Overview of Learning Resources

Materials will be provided in the course Blackboard.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on a combination of reflective papers, group project work and class participation.