Jul 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 81 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog, Volume 81 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SWRK - 201. Communication Skills for Criminal Justice


3 credit(s)
This course is an introduction to the basic knowledge and skills necessary for effective interpersonal communication, particularly as they relate to working in criminal justice settings. Emphasis will be placed on developing self-awareness, active listening and empathic communication, as well as mediation and de-escalation techniques. Particular attention will be paid to the roles of diversity and culture in shaping the communication process and to the tension between concepts related to law enforcement and social justice. The skills taught will be practiced in class and there will be specific videotaped exercises that allow students to reflect on and self-assess their communication competence. Students are expected to be active participants in their own and others’ learning process. Course content will be imparted through lectures, readings, videos, role plays, and written assignments. Participation is an element of the final grade. This course is a requirement for the Human Rights and Practice, Policy, and Administration tracks of the interdisciplinary Criminal Justice Studies major. It is an elective for the Forensics track.

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