May 17, 2022  
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CMST& 210 - Interpersonal Communication

5 credits

Eligible for ENGL& 101  or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 095 .

Introduces students to the fundamentals of interpersonal communication theory. Emphasizes key functions of communication, self-concept, perception, conversation skills, relationship development, maintenance, and disengagement, self-disclosure, assertiveness, and conflict management strategies.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

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

Course Outcomes
After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Gather information from peer-reviewed publications and other print and electronic media sources
  • Analyze personal communication skills, cultural communication phenomena, and scholarly work in the field of communication
  • Compose an analytic paper based on principles of interpersonal communication and evidence from appropriate and credible sources
  • Identify and apply fundamental concepts of interpersonal communication to create and maintain relationships
  • Analyze their role in society and examine how it influences their experiences, values, and choices in the process of communication
  • Identify and distinguish between assertive, passive, and aggressive behavior
  • Distinguish between intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, and public communication

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