- Name: Basics of Professional Communication
- Division: Liberal Arts
- Discipline: Social Work
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisite: SW 101 and 250.
Focuses on the development of basis communication and observational skills needed for subsequent social work methods courses. Addresses communications topics including: active listening, questioning, empathetic responding, paraphrasing, summarizing, persuasive writing, and nov-verbal communication. Emphasizes developing observation and communication skills that capture events in ways that are descriptive, accurate, and unbiased. Stresses the importance of nonjudgmental and unbiased communication and rapport. Examines the roles of power differentials, gender, culture, class, context, and ethnicity/race on professional communication.
Scheduled SW-321 classes:
There are currently no SW-321 classes scheduled for this term.