Course Number and Title: COM 011 Introduction to Human Communication
This introductory course focuses on the development of interpersonal communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of these skills.
- Examine and apply several methods of time management. (CCC 1, 2)
- Identify resources available at Delaware Technical Community College that may facilitate a student’s success. (CCC 1, 5)
- Analyze the various diversity models, and describe the effects of cultural stereotypes and prejudices. (CCC 1, 2, 3)
- Explain and apply the six Holland personality types, Gardner’s seven types of intelligence, and the seven styles of learning. (CCC 1, 2, 5)
- Identify stressors, and develop effective stress prevention strategies. (CCC1, 2)
- Elaborate the importance of coping skills that occur during a personal crisis and the use of counseling that will assist in personal growth. (CCC 2)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Examine and apply several methods of time management.
- Record and analyze how you presently use time.
- Research various time management techniques.
- Develop and implement techniques for effectively managing time.
- Identify resources available at Delaware Technical Community College that may facilitate success as a student.
- Review the College catalog, student handbook, and additional student-related publications.
- Discuss the major resources on campus that help the student navigate the educational system (library, advisement center, tutoring, financial aid, and health and fitness centers).
- Analyze various diversity models, and describe the effects of cultural stereotypes and prejudices
- Define diversity.
- Examine racial, ethnic, sexual, and other identities.
- Discuss how stereotypes and prejudices develop and what may be done to overcome them.
- Examine personal assumptions regarding those who are different.
- Assess the impact of valuing diversity.
- Explain and apply the six Holland personality types, Gardner’s seven types of intelligence, and the seven styles of learning.
- Describe the six Holland types: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional.
- Determine one’s own Holland type is most like you.
- Describe Gardner’s seven types of intelligence and learning styles: verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, musical-rhythmic, bodily- kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal.
- Determine one’s own Gardner’s intelligence/learning style(s).
- Identify stressors, and develop effective stress prevention strategies.
- Discuss the sources of stress, including both external and internal.
- Define eustress and distress.
- Describe the effects of stress on one’s physical and emotional health.
- Discuss techniques that can be used to minimize the detrimental effects of stress.
- Elaborate on the importance of coping skills that occur during a personal crisis and the use of counseling that will assist in personal growth.
- Describe some possible personal crises that could threaten a person’s physical or mental well-being.
- Discuss how one might effectively cope in various crisis circumstances.
- Explain what counselors do and when individuals should consider counseling.
- Discuss the role of counseling for an individual.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.