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2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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SL 320 - Communication Skills with Seniors

Seniors and disabled persons often have communication challenges associated with their disabilities or progressive disease processes.  An effective leader must be able to communicate in a manner that the other person understands; furthermore, comprehension should lead to engagement in order to maintain a positive relationship.  In this course, the student will be introduced to communications methods that honor the other person, avoid ageism, ensure two-way communication, and promote a healthy, positive relationship. 


Prerequisites & Notes
SO 310

Assignment Overview
5 Units and a Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Appreciate the communication challenges associated with various disabilities
  • Develop an appreciation of communication challenges associated with aging in various ethnic groups
  • Use communication methods that can compensate for challenges in both transmitting and receiving messages.
  • Promote communication styles that respect the individuality and dignity of seniors. 

Credits: 3 Offered: Beginning July 2016

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