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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.
MnTC Goals
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.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ENGL 1020  with a grade of C or higher OR ENGL 1021  with a grade of C or higher  or concurrently enrolled.

Major Content
  1. Communication models and principles
  2. Communication skills: Effective listening Appropriate responding Nonverbal communication issues Role of perception Role of empathy
  3. Culture and gender issues
  4. Electronic interviews
  5. Ethical and legal considerations in interviewing
  6. Interview questions and other techniques
  7. Interview structure and process
  8. Qualitative/quantitative research
  9. Relational dimensions
  10. Types of interviews: Oral History/Narrative Journalistic Research/Survey Persuasive Employment Specialized: health care, counseling, interrogation

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify the interview structure and process.
  2. Conduct various types of interviews.
  3. Use appropriate communication skills.
  4. Evaluate their own and others’ interviews.
  5. 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.

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