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Communication Studies


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CMST& 210Interpersonal Communication5 CR HUMS, F, W, Sp

Explores how communication develops and changes relationships. Addresses theories and principles of interpersonal communication, including perception, self concept, feedback, listening, nonverbal communication, empathy and disclosure, and handling conflict with an emphasis on skill building and improvement. Personal, family, and working contexts are considered.

Prerequisite: None


CMST& 220Public Speaking5 CR HUM, ELECS, F, W, Sp

Examines the planning, development, and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Emphasis is given to effective structure and support of ideas, establishing credibility, audience analysis, language use, speaker anxiety, verbal and nonverbal presentation skills, and listening. Self-critiques are also stressed.(Formerly SPCH 110)

Prerequisite: None


CMST& 230Small Group Communication5 CR HUMS, F, W, Sp

Introduces principles and processes of small groups and development of skills for participation and leadership in small group settings. Practice in problem solving, decision making, information sharing, and the and the relational aspects of small group work. Includes analysis and evaluation of project-based small group work. Students will apply small group communication concepts to analyze their own work in a variety of structured discussions and activities.

Prerequisite: None.


CMST 126Competitive Public Speaking2 CRF

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 127Competitive Public Speaking2 CRW

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 128Competitive Public Speaking2 CRSp

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 136Intercollegiate Debate2 CRF

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 137Intercollegiate Debate2 CRW

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 138Intercollegiate Debate2 CRSp

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 226Competitive Public Speaking2 CRF

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 227Competitive Public Speaking2 CRW

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 228Competitive Public Speaking2 CRSp

Provides investigation and practice in background, format, procedures and evaluation criteria of forensics events. Students must participate in a minimum of two intercollegiate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 236Intercollegiate Debate2 CRF

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 237Intercollegiate Debate2 CRW

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 238Intercollegiate Debate2 CRSp

Provides investigation and practice in oral problem solving through the debate format. The student is expected to attend a minimum of two debate tournaments.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 240Rhetorical Criticism & Popular Culture: DIV5 CR DIV, HUMSp

Introduces methods of rhetorical criticism including neo-Aristotelian, dramatistic, Marxist, and feminist. Applies methods to popular culture artifacts (e.g., film, television, advertising, video games, and graphic novels). Themes include how popular culture influences life by defining cultural, gender, class and race roles. Students will apply the rhetorical criticism methods to identify persuasion in popular culture that influences their thoughts, beliefs, and actions.

Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or equivalent.


CMST 250Intercultural Communication: DIV5 CR DIV, HUMW

Examines the intercultural aspects of human communication. Emphasizes the significance of communicating across cultural lines of cultural differences in today's world. Focuses on cultural identity, differing behaviors and values, historical context, language and nonverbal expression, intercultural transitions, and conflict. Emphasizes application of theory and skills designed to increase competence in intercultural communication. Meets the diversity requirement.

Prerequisite: None


CMST 288Cooperative Work Experience1 CR - 15 CR

Provides work-based learning experience in a specific program of study. Individualized student outcomes are developed, focusing on behaviors that contribute to workplace success.

Prerequisites: Instructor or Cooperative Education Coordinator permission Concurrent requirements: COLL 289 or BTEC 294 or BUS 294 or IT 294 must be taken prior to or concurrent with this course.


CMST 299Independent Study1 CR - 10 CR

Offers individualized learning opportunities for knowledge or skill development. Content and expectations are established between the student and instructor, and documented in an Independent Study contract.

Prerequisite: By instructor permission only.


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