Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following.
- Explain key concepts relating to the Coordinated Management of Meaning theory.
- Explain ways Coordinated Management of Meaning promotes good communication with people who are different from ourselves.
- Cite key ideas from philosophy Martin Buber, and explain how these ideas impact good communication with all human beings.
- Review ways of giving “face” through Politeness Theory.
- Discuss Paulo Freire’s idea of “subject” and “object,” as it applies to action and reflection in communicating with the “other.”
- Articulate how attribution theory and stereotyping shape our view of the “other.”
- Articulate ways other aspects of human communication foster good relationships, including greeting behavior, listening, nonverbal communication, and response styles.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of how communication and managing difference coincide to build stronger relationships.
- Acknowledge a personal commitment to communicating in order to create better social worlds.
- Apply communication concepts to five areas of human difference: race and ethnicity, social class, age, sexual orientation, and disability.