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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.

Description starting Summer 2015

Focuses on effective interpersonal communication in relationships through lecture, class discussion, and activities. Topics addressed include: culture, language, nonverbal communication, listening, perception, and conflict management.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the principles of communication as applied to interpersonal relationships.
  • Discuss the relationship between perception, self-concept, and communication.
  • Explain communication competence and identify their own personal strengths and areas of needed improvement.
  • Explain the influence of gender and culture on the interpersonal communication process.
  • Identify the different types of listening styles and assess their effectiveness in specific situations.
  • Describe the communication climate experienced in a relationship and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Assess their use of language and nonverbal communication.
  • Apply a collaborative conflict management approach to a specific situation.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000