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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.


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.



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