103261 Theories of Interpersonal Communication

winter semester 2014/2015 | Last update: 14.09.2023 Place course on memo list
Theories of Interpersonal Communication
SE 2
not applicable

The students have a knowledge of a selection of theoretical communication theories as well as their relevance in order to professionally cope with interpersonal conflicts.

What happens when two or more people communicate on a face-to-face bases with each other? Why does interpersonal communication sometimes succeed and sometimes it doesn’t? Which consequences do psychological, physiological and cognitive constraints have on interpersonal communication? Is it possible to successfully create communicative processes with the help of specific techniques? The students are going to critically discuss the principles of the ontogenetic development of human communication based on various theoretical approaches (e.g. Habermas, computer mediated communication, Schulz v. Thun, Rothe/Sbandi) and different communication trainings (e.g. validation).

The students’ task is to theoretically and practically illustrate one specific topic to their fellow students, for example by using video material. This means that communicating among the students is an integral part of the seminar.

oral, written

Rothe, F. (2006): Zwischenmenschliche Kommunikation. Eine interdisziplinäre Grundlegung. Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag.

Registration is obligatory.  The seminar requires the (principle) willingness to participate actively during the entire seminar processes. In order to obtain a certificate it is required to attend regularly, participate during the entire term and to write several papers. Only one session can be missed. Exception: Thu 09.10 and the double session on Sat 13.12, they have to be fully attended (times 09:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 19:00).

Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2014-10-09
17.30 - 21.00 ST Schöpfstraße ST Schöpfstraße
Thu 2014-11-06
17.30 - 21.00 ST Schöpfstraße ST Schöpfstraße
Thu 2014-12-11
17.30 - 21.00 ST Schöpfstraße ST Schöpfstraße
Fri 2014-12-12
17.00 - 21.00 ST Schöpfstraße ST Schöpfstraße
Sat 2014-12-13
09.00 - 19.00 ST Schöpfstraße ST Schöpfstraße