Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CMST& 101 - Introduction to Communication

5 credits

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.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies humanities distribution area F requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
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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