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This course provides foundation knowledge and skills in interpersonal communication. The context of human communication is considered in terms of the impact of gender, class and culture and how these elements mediate social relationships. The focus of the course is on enhancing communication effectiveness in different organisational contexts. An introduction to korero Maori is integral to the course in terms of the New Zealand context.
The purpose of SOWK201/HSRV201 is to provide a foundation of generic communications skills necessary for practice in social work and the human services. Consideration will be given to theoretical and contextual frameworks that impact on communication in the human services. Emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural communication and tikanga Maori. The course contributes to development of skills necessary for SOWK304 and SOWK308 in the BSW. In addition, this course constitutes part of the foundation for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Major in Maori and Indigenous Health).Learning Goals:1. An introduction to various theories of communication with an emphasis on non-verbal messages2. To appreciate cross-cultural differences in communication3. To have an introduction to Te Reo Maori and various key concepts in tikanga Maori4. To increase confidence in communication skills and working in group settings5. To develop confidence in oral presentation skills
1. An understanding of theories about communication related to a number of societal contexts.2. An understanding of a variety of perspectives that influence interpersonal communication.3. An increased ability to communicate with confidence in group and class situations.4. Increased knowledge and competence to contribute to Maori and indigenous practice frameworks in a health context.5. Greater awareness of cross-cultural issues in communication.6. Familiarisation and practice with a variety of modes of communication.
Any 15 points at 100 level in HSRV orSOWK, orany 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA orfrom Schedule C orE of the BCJ.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Assignment Sheet Cover
Cover Sheet for Late Submission or Waiver of Penalty
Academic Integrity Guidance for Staff and Students
Referencing for Social Work & Humans Services
Using EndNote for referencing
Writing guides for Social Work & Human Services
The administrator for the Human Services and Social Work Department is Denise Forbes and she can be located in room 105 in the Music Building.
Domestic fee $777.00
International fee $3,375.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.