Introduction to the history, theory and practice of human communication. Development of effective communication skills for use in a variety of contexts, including, but not limited to: intrapersonal, interpersonal, intercultural, small group, relationships, workplace/organizational settings and new technology.
CMST 130 5 credits Survey of Digital Communications
Introduces students to digital communications, with an emphasis on the social impact of new media. Students explore emerging technologies and study their application in a variety of environments. Empowers students to critically analyze and create basic digital projects, while learning how to be responsible digital citizens. Prerequisites: ENGL 097 equivalency or higher.
CMST& 210 5 credits Interpersonal Communication
Principles, processes, and practices of interpersonal communication related to motivation, knowledge, and skills to appropriately and effectively communicate in given interpersonal situations. Focus is on perception of self-concept and others, including diversity, verbal and non-verbal cues, and strategies for understanding and improving interpersonal relationship dynamics. Prerequisites: ENGL&101 is recommended.
CMST& 220 5 credits Public Speaking
Preparation and delivery of speeches to a public audience. Focus is on the improvement of one's communication skills through topic choice, research, organization and outlining of content; use of voice, body and self-confidence. Other areas covered are audience listening skills and speaker evaluations. Prerequisites: ENGL 097 equivalency or higher.
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