Oct 19, 2021
CMST& 101 - Introduction to Communication
An overview of the field of communication. Provides theories and practices of interpersonal, small group, intercultural, and public speech communication. Focuses on communication competency in different contexts.
5 theory hours.
AA Specified Elective
Satisfies humanities distribution area F requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Explain foundational theories of interpersonal, small group, intercultural, and public speech communication
- Demonstrate behavior that shows attentiveness to others and understanding the impact of attending skills
- Paraphrase others’ ideas and check for understanding
- Work cooperatively by conversing and encouraging communication
- Present ideas while attending to audience and purpose and considering cultural differences
- Exchange information, thoughts, feelings, and perspectives to multiple audiences through a variety of written, verbal, nonverbal, visual, and symbolic means
- Use creative and critical thinking processes to create common understandings, present multiple perspectives, and evaluate the effectiveness of one’s own and others’ communication
- Apply principles of diversity in interpersonal, group, and public communication
- Recognize one’s own and others’ values, ethics, actions, and perspectives and their potential effects on others
- Demonstrate an understanding of the practical need for and value of respecting differences among cultures and perspectives
- Use technology and other resources to obtain information
- Communicate responsibly using accurate, truthful, and equitable language and ideas; understand the consequences of irresponsible communication
- Use writing conventions (grammar, punctuation, and capitalization) effectively
- Use reading strategies to build understanding
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