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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 40  (or placement into MATH 87  or higher) and ABED 46  (or placement into ENGL 93  or higher) 

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