CMST& 210: Interpersonal Communication

Credits 5
Quarter Offered
Distribution List
Academic Elective

Interpersonal communication theory and practice is explored in this class in regards to both dyad and group settings. Communications process is explored through analysis of several areas, including: perception, listening, self disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication relationships. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Humanities, Elective)


ENGL& 101 or instructor permission

  1. Demonstrate confidence in interpersonal encounters.
  2. Identify patterns in interpersonal communication processes.
  3. Identify patterns in nonverbal communication.
  4. Demonstrate listening skills, empathy, and the capacity to self-disclose.
  5. Identify and manage ethical dilemmas.
  6. Reflect on interpersonal communication concepts.
  7. Research and present on an area of interpersonal communication.
  8. Attend and actively participate in classroom activities and discussions.