HSRV201-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Communication in the Human Services

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

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.

This course provides foundation knowledge and skills in interpersonal communications. 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.

Learning Goals:
1.  An introduction to various theories of communication
2.  To appreciate differences in communication styles and approaches
3.  To have an introduction to the various key concepts in tikanga Maori
4.  To increase confidence in communication skills and working in group settings
5.  To develop confidence in oral presentation skills

Learning Outcomes

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.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Pre-requisites

HSRV103 and HSRV104; or, 15 points at 100 level in HSRV and 30 points at 100 level from either Schedule C to the BSW, Schedule V to the BA, or
Schedules C or
E to the BCJ; or
60 points at 100 level from the BA, BSW or
BCJ.

Restrictions

SOWK201

Equivalent Courses

SOWK201

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 A6 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 003 Music
1 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
02 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
1 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Cindy Zeiher

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Website evaluations 10 Apr 2021 25% 2000 words
Narrated Power Point 14 May 2021 25% 15 minutes
Tutorial attendance and participation 10% Marked off weekly by tutor
Take Home Test 07 Jun 2021 40% Live: 9am 31 May, 2021

Notes

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.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All HSRV201 Occurrences

  • HSRV201-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
  • HSRV201-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)