PRL3544 Interpersonal CommunicationBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
PRL3544 Interpersonal Communication Spring 3 0 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. İDİL KARADEMİRLİDAĞ SUHER
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor DENİZ SAYDAM SARIKARDAŞOĞLU
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to introduce and discuss main research areas and theories in interpersonal communication. In addition to more general aspects of interpersonal communication, the focus will be on personal and special issues such as listening, verbal and nonverbal messages, power, and ethics in interpersonal communication. By providing a variety of interpersonal situations, the course will help students to be better equipped to make more informed and effective communication decisions.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) Student define, the various meanings and definitions of interpersonal communication and social interaction
2) Describe the processes which influence the formation of self-concept and self-esteem and examine their own self-concept and self-esteem.
3) Describe and apply specific skills to the following areas of the human communication process: perception, empathy, listening, and power.
4) Students will develop increased skills in observing, analyzing, and critiquing their own communicative behaviors as well as those of others.
5) Students discuss the ethical dimensions of interpersonal communication.
6) Students learn the importance of verbal and nonverbal messages. Relations will be aware of that.
7) Students know, nature of power and its principles, its types, and the ways to communicate power
8) Students learn assertive strategies for managing conflict in their lives.
9) Students know, why and how relationships develop in workplace.

Course Content

Based on person recognizes itself, students can observe and analyze relationships where social interaction take place such as workplace and the community.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introductions and course overview. General Communication and interpersonal Communication.
2) Nature of interpersonal communication
3) The Self
4) Self esteem
5) Perception
6) Listening
7) Ethic
8) Conversation
9) Nonverbal Communication
10) Power
11) Conflict
12) Relationships in the workplace
13) case studies
14) General review


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: The Interpersonal Communication Book, by Joseph A. Devito 2001, Ninth edition, Addison Wesley Longman, Inc.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 73
Homework Assignments 1 3
Midterms 1 3
Final 2 4
Total Workload 125

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.