CMST 250 Communication in a Diverse Workplace • 5 Cr.


Applies communication concepts and theory to the culturally diverse workplace. Covers interpersonal communication, teamwork and meeting effectiveness, electronic communication, conflict management, managerial effectiveness and organizational culture. Recommended: Placement in ENGL& 101, or higher.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • After completing this class, students should be able to:
  • • Identify their own cultural identity and discuss its influence on workplace expectations and interactions
  • • Identify the types of language which would be culturally appropriate for a given workplace.
  • • Describe cultural differences and similarities in nonverbal norms and expectations for workplace behavior
  • • Describe how communication networks, organization structure, organizational culture, and power dynamics influence interaction.
  • • Describe culturally appropriate listening approaches in a given situation to promote understanding, accomplish your goals, and enhance your relationship with others.
  • • Apply leadership theory and concepts to improve managerial effectiveness.
  • • Describe different approaches for negotiating solutions in work-related conflicts.
  • • Identify the types of group roles, norms, and decision-making required to transform a diverse group of people into an effective team.