Course Content and Outcome Guide for MSD 198A
- Posted by:
- Rebecca Robinson
- Course Number:
- MSD 198A
- Course Title:
- Male/Female Comm Differences
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Course DescriptionUnderstanding the other's ways of talking is a giant leap across the communication gap between women and men and a giant step toward opening lines of communication.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Use an understanding of perception and sterotypes to build rapport in work and personal relationships.
- Modify personal belief system to incorporate appreciation and respect for male and femaile communication style differences.
- Use sensitivity in presenting and interpreting nonverbal signals to creat better work and personal relationships.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Various individual and/or group skill-building activities such as role-plays, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
- Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
- Complete exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Recognize own communication style
- Analyze personal faulty beliefs and stereotypes
- Identify cultural stereotypes and myths of males and females
- Apply appropriate listening strategies according to the situation
- Identify and overcome barriers to communication
- Demonstrate respectful nonverbal behavior when dealing with opposite sex
- Conflict resolution skills
- Active listening Skills
- Gender communication differences
- Gender stereotypes & myths
- Barriers to effective communication
- Communication styles
- Bridging communication gaps
- Active Listening
- Respect and equality
- Honoring diversity
- Values and beliefs
- Personal responsibility/accountability
- Gender communication style differences
- Perceptual judgments
- Valuing differences