Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jan 19, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022

CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication

5 credits

This course focuses on one-to-one communication. Students explore, analyze, and apply practical communication techniques and skills. Topics addressed include: the transactional model of communication, self concept, perception, culture, verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, and conflict management.

Prerequisites: ABED 045  or ABED 046  or equivalent placement score.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the transactional model of communication as it applies to interpersonal communication
  • Recognize and describe how self-concept, perception, language, and emotions affect communication
  • Identify and explain the influence of gender and cultural values on interpersonal communication
  • Examine and assess their own verbal and non-verbal communication behaviors, including self-disclosure, listening habits, and conflict styles
  • Adapt and apply appropriate communication strategies in dealing with real life interpersonal communication situations
  • Describe and continue to build their own interpersonal communication competence which includes cultivating empathy; active listening; clear, honest, ethical communication; and world-mindedness

Total Hours: 50 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 50