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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.
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 approaches3. To have an introduction to the 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.
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.
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, orSchedules C orE to the BCJ; or60 points at 100 level from the BA, BSW orBCJ.
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 $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