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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 23, 2018
Catalog 2017-2018

CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication

5 credits
Learn greater self-awareness, more effective communication, and improve one-to-one relationships.

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

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify how personal and cultural values shape interpersonal communication
  • Characterize cultural patterns in terms of interpersonal concepts
  • Recognize and describe personal communication styles based on cultural perspectives and attitudes
  • Use empathy to bridge differences in personal and cultural values and build relationships with others
  • Listen actively and critically
  • Use analytical skills to develop connections between interpersonal communication and other academic areas and/or individual outcomes
  • Demonstrate appropriate supportive techniques in interpersonal communication
  • Adapt and apply appropriate communication strategies in dealing with diverse populations and groups
  • Integrate interpersonal learning into everyday life
  • Identify and explain the model, components, conditions and common terminology on interpersonal communication
  • Recognize and describe how self-concept, perception, language, and emotions affect communication
  • Build confidence in communicating verbally, nonverbally, and in writing, one-on-one, in small groups, and before the class
  • Identify their own self-disclosure and nonverbal behaviors, listening habits, and conflict styles and applying appropriate techniques to improve any that inhibit effective communication
  • Develop and apply textbook and supplemental reading assignments and library and/or technological research to individual, dyadic, or group projects

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50