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Academic Catalog

    Edmonds Community College
   
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies Course List


Communication Studies

Courses

  • CMST& 101 - Introduction to Communication:CD



    5.0 Credits
    An overview of the field of communication with an emphasis on the interpersonal approach, small group communication and public speaking (was SPCH 100). Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the transactional model of communication and explain how this concept can be applied in personal and professional settings. [REASON]
    2. Describe and demonstrate the basic principles of public speaking, small group communication and interpersonal communication. [COMMUNICATE]
    3. Describe and apply principles of effective speech writing and delivery. [REASON]
    4. Describe and apply the basic principles of small-group interaction. [REASON]
  • CMST 105 - Performance Studies



    5.0 Credits
    Examines cultural and social influences in contemporary literature. Students will integrate oral performance, literary analysis, and communication theory (was SPCH 105). Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Examine, articulate, and apply the influences of social and cultural elements to contemporary literature. [EXPLORE]
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of literary analysis theory as applied to contemporary literature through writing and performance. [REASON]
    3. Explain and apply the Speech Communication Theory model to the performance of contemporary literature. [COMMUNICATE]
  • CMST& 210 - Interpersonal Communication:CD



    5.0 Credits
    Designed to enhance personal and work relationships. Special attention is paid to identity, listening, verbal and non-verbal communication and conflict management concepts. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL& 101 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the effect of culture and society on communication interactions. [EXPLORE]
    2. Describe and apply the elements of the Transactional Communication Model. [REASON]
    3. Explain the influence of perception, emotions, self-concept, verbal and nonverbal language, and listening on communication and relational dynamics. [REASON]
  • CMST 215 - Online Interpersonal Communications:CD



    5.0 Credits
    Principles of interpersonal online communication (was SPCH 201). Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 100  with a 2.0 or placement in ENGL& 101 (was ENGL 105). Previous experience with online courses recommended.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Examine and articulate the differences between face-to-face and computer-mediated interpersonal interactions using discipline-specific knowledge, such as the Communication Process Model elements. [REASON]
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of computer-mediation on communication interactions. [COMMUNICATE]
    3. Describe the influence of cultural differences (ethnicity and gender, for example) in online interpersonal communication interactions. [EXPLORE]
  • CMST& 220 - Public Speaking



    5.0 Credits
    Emphasis on the organization and delivery of effective speeches. Some areas of focus may include persuasive, informative, demonstration, and impromptu speaking (was SPCH 120). Prerequisite: ENGL 100  with a 2.0 or higher or placement in ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Organize and effectively deliver a speech utilizing one of the recommended speech structures, supporting material, and audience adaptation strategies appropriate to the situation. [REASON]
    2. Use video-taping as a tool to improve oral presentations. [REASON]
    3. Constructively evaluate their own and others’ oral-presentation skills, adaptation, control over mental dialogue, and use of logical reasoning. [REASON]
    4. Evaluating and Integrating research effectively into oral presentations. [REASON]
  • CMST 225 - Advanced Public Speaking



    5.0 Credits
    Organization and delivery of effective persuasive speeches. Areas of concentration include: bases of persuasion, audience analysis, language, research, and refinement of delivery skills (was SPCH 220). Prerequisite: Completion of CMST& 220  (was SPCH 120) with a 2.5 or higher AND completion of ENGL 100  with a 2.0 or higher, OR placement in ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Reason clearly using varied analytic and creative approaches in speech construction. [REASON]
    2. Compose and present effective audience-centered persuasive public speeches that reflect both audience demographic and situational analysis elements. [COMMUNICATE]
    3. Explain and apply types of persuasive reasoning. [REASON]
  • CMST& 230 - Small Group Communication



    5.0 Credits
    An in-depth focus on small group process. Emphasis will be placed on both the theory and practice of leadership skills, role-taking, verbal and non-verbal communication, norms, roles, decision making and conflict resolution (was SPCH 109). Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Articulate and apply the Speech Communication Model to the group context. [REASON]
    2. Explain and apply group communication concepts such as groupthink, synergy, leadership and decision making models to group interaction situations. [REASON]
    3. Describe and apply selected task and maintenance group roles and their application to the group process. [COMMUNICATE]
  • CMST 235 - Online Small Group Communication:CD



    5.0 Credits
    Study of online small group decision making processes. Focus on member roles, norms of interaction, and leadership in groups that work online (was SPCH 209). Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 100  with a 2.0 or placement in ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105). Previous experience with online courses recommended.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe differences between the face-to-face and computer mediated communication Speech Communication Model contexts. [REASON]
    2. Analyze and explain the elements of communication competence in online group interactions. [REASON]
    3. Identify and explain the influences of cultural (gender, occupation, age, socioeconomic, for example) variations in the online communication environment. [REASON]
    4. Demonstrate course concepts in communication competence and effective group decision-making through participation in online group projects. [COMMUNICATE]