COLL 100 - INTENTIONALITY OF LANGUAGE
Long Title: INTENTIONALITY OF LANGUAGE: THE BENEFITS ON CONVERSATIONAL SKILLS (HANSZEN)
Department: College Courses
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: "Language is critical in how individuals communicate as it is a shared tool for individuals to transfer thoughts. Through language we are able to expand on ideas, build the frameworks for support, and create a deeper level of connection between members in a conversation.
The purpose of this course is to provide insight into how the utilization of language – and the ways in which we present ourselves through it – can improve one’s ability to not only listen but also converse. How can being intentional with how we use language affect the quality of a conversation or even the relationships we have? In this course, we will go over the many facets of language – verbal, physical/body, cultural differences, silence, and other special topics – and discuss strategies that can help us become better listeners and communicators, regardless of the type of conversation. I will assign appropriate readings and videos prior to class where we can open up a discussion and share relevant experiences. To make the material of the class useful, we will also do role-plays where students will be presented a scenario, assigned a role in a conversation, and then expected to use the strategies that have been discussed to guide such conversation."