Oct 18, 2021  
2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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COM 108W - Introduction to Communication

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Introduces communication research, theory, and skill development in interpersonal, small group, and public speaking contexts. 

Prerequisite(s): Reading Level 2 and Writing Level 2
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Explain basic principles of interpersonal communication
    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of self-concept and perception in communication
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of verbal and nonverbal communication. 
    3. Practice listening skills
    4. Practice adapting to diverse communication styles
  2. Explain basic principles of small group communication
    1. Describe group development stages
    2. Describe effective conflict management in a group
    3. Describe group problem-solving and decision-making techniques
    4. Practice small group communication skills
  3. Apply basic principles of the communication process in public speaking to deliver required speeches
    1. Distinguish differences between various speech presentations:  impromptu, extemporaneous (informative and persuasive) and manuscript
    2. Develop research skills
    3. Develop speech outlines with bibliographies
    4. Employ speech presentation techniques
    5. Deliver introductory/impromptu, informative, and persuasive speeches
  4. Use writing to promote learning of all outcomes and objectives.

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