BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHMS-110 - Fundamentals to Interpersonal Communication - 3.00 Credits

IHMS-110 - Fundamentals to Interpersonal Communication - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Self-awareness is foundational to the development of competent Indigenous Human Service Workers. The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities of self-development by furthering self-knowledge and the development of self-reflection skills. Topics include the values and ethics of helping, relationship building, interpersonal and intercultural communication, interpersonal conflict and teamwork.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Human Services Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Program admission or permission of the program coordinator
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments: 50-70%, final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

    • increase personal awareness, self-understanding and effective interpersonal communication by examining motivations, emotions, values, attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, learning styles, self-concept, how we affect others and how others affect us;

    • explore relevant concepts and major theories associated with the study of interpersonal communication with diverse groups of people; 

    • develop and demonstrate basic communication skills that can be used in interpersonal communication; 

    • know basic knowledge about group functioning and be able to identify roles within groups; and

    • develop an awareness of the function of anger in assertiveness and conflict resolution individually and in a group process. 

    Text and Materials: Fujishan, R. (2012). Natural Bridges: A guide to interpersonal communication. Toronto, ON: Pearson Education, Inc. 
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