Jun 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog
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CMST& 101 - Introduction to Communication

Credits: 5
An introductory class to human communication. Students will explore the fundamentals of communication with a survey of communication theory, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, small group communication, and public communication contexts with an emphasis on communication competence, communication climate, and audience adaptation. 

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99 ; or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Fee: $1.00

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

  1. Respond to different types of communication events with competence.
  2. Research a solution to a small group or interpersonal challenge.
  3. Discuss the relationship between messages, perception, and self. 
  4. Locate communication acts and communication environments within one’s life. 
  5. Describe the influence of communication choices on communication competence.

Program Outcomes
  1. Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.
  2. Use, synthesize or produce needed information ethically. 
  3. Form, analyze, and assess beliefs while demonstrating intellectual humility and respect towards the beliefs of others.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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