CMST2310 Interpersonal Communication

Course Description

This course meets MnTC goal area 1 - Oral Communication. This course covers the theory and practice of interpersonal communication. Core concepts are verbal and nonverbal communication, communication styles, perception, self-identity, active listening, and conflict resolution skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify basic theories and concepts in the processes of Interpersonal Communication.
  • Analyze the effects of culture, gender, self, and perception when sending and receiving verbal and nonverbal interpersonal communication messages across varying channels.
  • Evaluate the implications of various communication behaviors and influence of those behaviors on self and others.
  • Demonstrate active listening.
  • Demonstrate effective communication with positive outcomes for human relationships.


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3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other