CCOG for COMM 105 Fall 2023
- Course Number:
- COMM 105
- Course Title:
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Continue to use gained competent and critical listening skills in order to create a climate that encourages effective communication.
- Use listening skills to move beyond the constraints and filters of culture, media, and self-perception in order to make effective personal and professional decisions
Outcome Assessment Strategies
The forms of assessment will be determined by the individual instructor.
Assessment strategies may include:
- Qualitative examinations
- Research papers
- Oral presentations
- Service Learning
- Quantitative examinations
- In-class participations
- Group work
- Skill building exercises
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Communication theories
- Fundamentals of listening
- Types, styles, and motives for listening
- Process of hearing, remembering, interpreting, evaluating, and responding
- Role of listening in nonverbal communication
- Misunderstandings and errors in listening
- Listening in different contexts: academic, business, family, therapy, and groups
- Constraints of culture, gender, and self-perception in listening
Competencies and Skills:
- Be able to articulate the role of listening in oral communication.
- Be able to identify their own listening strengths and weaknesses.
- Be able to demonstrate competence in listening and to choose appropriate listening skills for a variety of contexts.
- Be able to demonstrate understanding of the roles culture and gender play in the listening process.
- Be able to explain the role of listening in feedback.
A textbook is required. Approved texts are listed below.. Alternative texts need Department/SAC Chair approval.
Listening: Attitudes, Principles, & Skills, 5th ed., Brownell
Listening: Processes, Functions, & Competency, 1st ed., Worthington and Fitch-Hauser