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2021-2022 Catalog 
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CMST 117 - Communication for Business and Professions

Credits: 5
A course in professional communication that includes an overview of communication theory and skill development in organizational settings. Emphasizes interpersonal skill development for the workplace, meeting facilitation and working in teams, interviewing and enhancing professionalism in the digital age. Previously CMST 217.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Interpret the communication process as it relates to business and professional settings.
  2. Identify verbal and nonverbal skills that contribute to establishing effective interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
  3. Practice techniques for conducting meetings and working as a group.
  4. Model effective skills for participating in the interview process.
  5. Illustrate credibility and professionalism in social media networks and other mediated channels.
  6. Appraise the application of business communication skills in intercultural contexts. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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