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CMST 240. Communication in Interviews

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Studies
Description: Theory and practice of communication skills relevant to interview settings. Interviewer and interviewee responsibilities.
Semester Offered: Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Distinguish between the role and responsibilities of the interviewer and interviewee.
2. Construct different types of interviews (eg. selection, performance appraisal, discipline, non professional counseling, survey, journalistic, sales, etc.) based on the needs of the situation.
3. Design interview protocols that utilize strategic approaches to question formatting and sequencing.
4. Prepare thoughtful and appropriate responses with a specific interview scenario in mind.
5. Select and employ nonverbal and verbal choices which seek to optimize their perceived credibility and chances for success in the interview situation.

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