CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication • 5 Cr.
Focuses on interpersonal communication in relationships. Students explore perception, language, self-concept, self-disclosure, listening, and conflict resolution management, and experience the concepts through class activities.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Define the process of communication and describe the specific qualities found in interpersonal relationships.
Explain the relationship between perception, self-concept, and communication.
Describe the characteristics of a competent communicator and the methods of improving language, nonverbal communication, and listening skills.
Identify the common stages of interpersonal relationships and discuss the recommendations for improved relationship initiation, maintenance, and termination.
Explain the influence of gender and culture in the interpersonal communication process.
Discuss the nature of conflict and explain the effectiveness of the various approaches to conflict management.