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Communication Studies

Course Descriptions

CMST& 101: Introduction to Communication:CD

Credits: 5.0

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

Course Level 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& 210: Interpersonal Communication:CD

Credits: 5.0

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

Course Level 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& 220: Public Speaking

Credits: 5.0

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(s): ENGL 100 with a 2.0 or higher or placement in ENGL& 101 (was ENGL 105).

Course Level 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]