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CMST& 210 - Interpersonal Communication

5 Credits
Offers real-world practice and theoretical foundation in the communication dynamics of personal relationships, including romantic/friend, family and professional contexts. Explores strategies to analyze and improve communication competence in perception, language, self-concept, self-disclosure, listening, conflict management and emotional expression skills.

Pre-requisite(s) CMST 080 min 2.0
Placement Eligibility English 091/Reading 091 or higher
Course Note Completion of CMST& 101 recommended. Previously SPCH 210.

Designed to Serve All students, including transfer and certificate, who want to improve their interpersonal relationships with family, friends and co-workers.
Active Date 2011-07-06

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 22
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Humanities Area I
Course Outline
I. The dynamics of communication a. Oral Communication: listening, language, nonverbal b. Basic processes in dyadic interaction c. Communication competence d. II. Analyzing messages in family, professional, friendship, and romantic exchanges a. Variability of design b. Variability of production c. Variability of exchange d. Variability of interpretation e. Managing conflict f. Basic processes in dyadic interaction III. Cultural contexts a. Perception b. Relationship-building c. Nonverbal

Student Learning Outcomes
Students will identify and demonstrate basic principles of interpersonal communication through performance-based activities, oral presentations, class discussions, and research/reflective written assignments.

Students will analyze personal traits in themselves and others utilizing behavioral and relational theories of communication.

Students will participate in a variety of inquiry and delivery methods, including group discussions, dyadic interaction, role playing, and individual speech presentations.

Students will compile a journal based on text reading assignments, interpersonal observations and outside readings.

Students will research and deliver through written and oral presentation a final project on some aspect or issue of interpersonal communication.

Students will gain further public speaking experience exemplified by their verbal and nonverbal efforts and will utilize audience analysis techniques in the preparation of their presentations.

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