HPS120 Basics of Communication

Code HPS120
Name Basics of Communication
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Social Science
Academic staff Sandra Gudzuka, Sandra Stašāne, Laila Girsova, Vineta Gobiņa, Airisa Šteinberga, Ilze Kricka, Guna Matule
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The subject of the course "Basics of Communication" suggests different contexts of communication in the fields of psychology, ethics, culture. Terminology and nature of communication. Verbal and nonverbal aspects. Interpersonal relationship in a group. Principles of human cooperation. Ethical regulation of human relationships. Influence of cultural norms. Conflict management. Communication style and behaviour etiquette at university. Nature of communicative competence..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Goal of this study designed to develop students' communicative competence, which include a) understanding of the interface situation, goals, and student's own and partner's interaction behavior, b) skills to select and use adequate means of communication.Students must be able to analyze the interaction of the situation, be able to argue their position in the discussion, should be able to choose the appropriate behavioral tactics.Understand their strengths and weaknesses of hand contact and be able to develop a personal communication style.Understand the principles of team cooperation, should be able to consciously choose his own role in a team,able to build effective communications in group
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Understanding of communication process, structure, verbal and non verbal aspects of communication competence. - Case studies. Pretest.Test. Understanding of communication competence and communication skills improvement. - Self-evaluation accoording to formulated criteria.
Understanding of conflict situations, serious communication partners and the skill to choose the appropriate action model. - Role-playing and the simulation of situation. Self-assessment and expert ratings.
Skills in team work, an understanding of group and team activities. - Group assignment presentations and self-analysis.
Skills to create a personal communication style characteristics. - Mutual rating (expert and self-esteem) Final examination - test.

Course prerequisites Experience in interface.

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