Dec 06, 2023
COMM 2011 - Interviewing Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course focuses on developing a working knowledge of the interview process and the communication skills necessary to effectively interview. Students will develop and conduct several types of interviews, which may include oral history, journalistic, research, persuasive, and employment interviews. Students communication skills, including effective listening, appropriate responding, nonverbal communication, perception, and empathy, will be examined, practiced, and evaluated.
1 Communication, 9 Ethical/Civic Responsibility
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: ENGL 1020 with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021 with a grade of C or higher or concurrently enrolled.
- Communication models and principles
- Communication skills: Effective listening Appropriate responding Nonverbal communication issues Role of perception Role of empathy
- Culture and gender issues
- Electronic interviews
- Ethical and legal considerations in interviewing
- Interview questions and other techniques
- Interview structure and process
- Qualitative/quantitative research
- Relational dimensions
- Types of interviews: Oral History/Narrative Journalistic Research/Survey Persuasive Employment Specialized: health care, counseling, interrogation
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Identify the interview structure and process.
- Conduct various types of interviews.
- Use appropriate communication skills.
- Evaluate their own and others’ interviews.
- Prepare effective interview questions.
Competency 1 (1-6)
01. 01. Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
01. 02. Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
01. 03. Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.
01. 04. Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
01. 05. Construct logical and coherent arguments.
01. 07. Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.
Competency 2 (7-10)
09. 01. Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views.
09. 02. Understand and apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.
09. 03. Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.
Courses and Registration
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)