HLS 102 INTRODUCTION TO INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS
HLS 102 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
Course Number & Name: HLS 102 Introduction to Interpersonal Communications
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in HLS 101 or permission of the instructor
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course introduces students to the principles and functions of effective communication in interpersonal relationships and the various contexts in which they occur. Topics covered include: study of verbal and nonverbal channels, person perception, self-concept, language, emotions, conflict resolution, listening skills, and communication barriers. The focus will be on the roles verbal and nonverbal communication play in the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- define, explain, and analyze the importance of communication (verbal and nonverbal);
- analyze and explain why communication breaks down, principles of conflict resolution, and why interpersonal communication competencies are vital to Homeland Security personnel; and
- identify and describe the purposes and differences of group task roles, teams, gender, and impact of cultural appropriateness.