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Communication Studies
Course Code
CMST 1000  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Introduction to Communication Studies 
Description This course explores foundational communication concepts and fosters communication skills in interpersonal communication, group communication and public speaking. You will learn concepts, principles and skills designed to help you become a more effective communicator in a variety of contexts. 
MnTC Goal 1 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
CMST 1005  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Public Speaking 
Description This course focuses on introductory public speaking concepts and skills. You will study the process of formal speaking, with an emphasis on comfortable and competent delivery of speeches. You will learn how to reduce speaking anxiety, choose a topic, organize and outline your speeches, and critically analyze speech-making choices. You will demonstrate effective presentation techniques by delivering informative, persuasive and impromptu speeches. 
MnTC Goal 1 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
CMST 1010  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Interpersonal Communication 
Description This course focuses on the examination and acquisition of positive and effective interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills. You will study interpersonal communication theories and learn how applying these theories can enhance your ability to effectively communicate with others. You will examine your self-concept, relationships with others, perceptions, emotions, nonverbal communication, listening ability, conflict-management skills, and other aspects of interpersonal communication. 
MnTC Goal 1 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
CMST 1650  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Environmental Communication 
Description This course introduces basic concepts and theories designed to develop an understanding of how the environment and communication interact. You will learn the basic theories and principles of communication as they apply to the environment and develop skills to enhance your understanding, framing, and communication about environmental issues. 
MnTC Goal 1| Goal 10 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
CMST 2005  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Communication and Gender 
Description This course introduces basic concepts and theories designed to develop an understanding of how gender and communication interact. You will learn the basic theories and principles of communication as it applies to gender and develop skills to enhance communication between and among gender groups. 
MnTC Goal 1| Goal 7 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
CMST 2010  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Argumentation and Advocacy 
Description This course introduces the basic concepts of argumentation, reasoning, and decision-making theory and practice. You will analyze and research contemporary social issues, discuss and critique issues to identify valid and invalid arguments, as well as present your own arguments and positions through oral argument and debate. You will gain knowledge about argumentation theory and principles of valid reasoning, and learn how to formulate positions, present arguments and advocate for a position. 
MnTC Goal 1| Goal 9 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052.



Course Code
CMST 2011  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Small Group Communication 
Description This course examines the dynamics and processes of group interactions and effective problem-solving in groups. You will gain knowledge of the nature of groups, how and why groups form and function, and how norms and roles evolve within groups. You will learn about group processes, problem-solving procedures and the role of communication in creating positive group outcomes. You will learn how to enhance your communication skills to be an effective group member and leader through group work assignments and group presentations. 
MnTC Goal 1 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.



Course Code
CMST 2012  Credits 3.00 Lec View Details
Title Intercultural Communication 
Description This course examines the interconnections between communication and culture and identifies ways to develop effective communication strategies in multicultural contexts. You will assess the impact of culture on people's worldviews, perceptions, and behaviors, and learn how to identify difficulties and eliminate barriers when communicating across cultures. You will read about, discuss, and explore the impact of culture on communication processes, and learn strategies for effective communication across cultures. 
MnTC Goal 1| Goal 8 
Prerequisites  

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.