Communication in the Human Services

15 points

Not offered 2023, offered in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

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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.


30 points from HSRV101, HSRV102, HSRV103, HSRV104, SOWK101, SOWK102 and SOWK104. Students without this prerequisite but with at least 60 points in appropriate courses may enter the course with the permission of the Programme Coordinator.



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