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PSYC 230 - Verbal Communication

This course is a continuation of Psychology 220 - Interpersonal Communication. Several new communication skills are introduced and practiced; additional elements of the helping model are presented.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15


PSYC 220

OR consent of the instructor


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Introduction to PSYC 230
- The Skills of Confrontation
- Exploring the Story from Multiple Perspectives
- Eliciting and Reflecting Meaning
- Influencing Skills
- Skill Integration
- Integrating Microskills and Theory

- Practical Integration


Learning Outcomes:
The general course objectives are:
- To describe effective communication skills and strategies.
- To demonstrate the effective use of a variety of communication skills.
- To conduct interviews using a broad range of communication skills.
- To demonstrate the ability to provide constructive verbal feedback to other students in the class.

- To demonstrate the ability to work effectively with other students.


Grading System: Letters


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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