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CMST& 101 - Introduction to Communication

5 Credits
This course explores fundamental elements, characteristics, and processes of human communication, with emphasis on confident and competent dyadic and group discussions and introductory presentation skills. Students analyze and practice effective interaction strategies within interpersonal, intercultural, classroom, professional, and cyberspace contexts. Note: If taking this course online, please note that recording of prompted conversations and speeches with others will be required.

Pre-requisite(s) READ 081 min 2.0 or CMST 080 min 2.0 or ENGL& 101 min 2.0
Placement Eligibility English 091/Reading 091 or higher
Course Note Previously SPCH 100.
Fees 

Designed to Serve A basic course for students in all fields, both vocational and transfer, who desire to increase skills and the understanding of public speaking as well as interpersonal communication.
Active Date 2016-06-06

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 28
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: ProfTech Communications
Course Outline
I. Intrapersonal Communication III. Public Information

A. The individual’s communication system A. Speaker-related variables

B. Self-concept in communication B. The audience as a variable

C. Processing information: language & thinking C. Message variables

D. Listening

II. Interpersonal Communication

A. Interpersonal communication components

B. Nonverbal communication

C. Dyadic communication

D. Small group communication



III. Public Information

A. The individual’s communication system A. Speaker-related variables

B. Self-concept in communication B. The audience as a variable

C. Processing information: language & thinking C. Message variables

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and articulate the communication process and its application in diverse face-to-face and mediated human communication contexts. (CWO, 1,3,4,5)

2. Explore key concepts and skills that occur in human communication and explain how those skills influence various personal and professional situations. (CWO 1,3,4,5)

3. Distinguish how communication strategies differ in certain relationships and groups (face-to-face and mediated), and demonstrate effective interactions within intercultural and multi-faceted dyads and groups . (CWO 1,3,5)

4. Apply principles of diversity in interpersonal, public, and group communication. (CWO 1,3,4,5)

5. Document and demonstrate emerging communication competencies via a reflective portfolio.



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