2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Oct 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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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, mass communication, and public speaking.
Prerequisite Placement in ENGL& 101.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and the transactional nature of communication.
  2. Identify influences of perception, empathy, language, and nonverbal communication on relational dynamics.
  3. Develop new listening habits and active listening skills.
  4. Develop a personal, constructive approach to dealing with conflict situations through speech communication strategies of conflict resolution.
  5. Practice the principles of effective group communication, identify the various roles and norms in the group communication process, and understand the characteristics of leadership.
  6. Construct speech outlines incorporating a thesis statement and specific purpose.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to create audience-centered messages.
  8. To demonstrate an understanding for how media shapes our sense of self and our core identities (ex. gender, race, age, ability, etc.) and our understanding of the world, and practice evaluating those messages.

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