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Fall 2016

Human Relations Courses:

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HUR101 - Human Relations 1
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines basic dynamics and processes which occur in relationships with others. Exposes students to techniques, skills, and knowledge useful in understanding their own behavior and in comprehending the behavior of others.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
The student will be able to:
1. Discuss in class and/or write a minimum of 7 qualities necessary in establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.

2. *Write one-page (250 word) essay identifying at least 1 quality that has changed since the beginning of class based upon his/her achieving an increased awareness of self and an appreciation of his/her individual uniqueness.

3. State in class discussion and/or writing the 3 key qualities essential in changing desired behavior patterns.

4. Identify in writing the 6 steps of effective communication procedures and provide a minimum of one example of using them properly in order to function more effectively in his/her interpersonal relationships.

5. Discuss in class and/or in writing a minimum of 3 essential elements of dealing with interpersonal conflict in a constructive manner and be able to associate them to at least 1 situation.

6. Discuss in small groups and/or various testing techniques a minimum of 5 ways to effectively recognize and manage stress. List three attempts made to manage stress and the level of success obtained.

7. List at least three key issues for successful goals in class discussions and/or in writing that demonstrate effective goal setting skills in making life decisions.

8. *Access information using various modalities (print, electronic, etc.) in order to expand his/her knowledge of human relations resources by completing one project/paper using these various techniques.

9. Demonstrate effective use of basic human relations skills by defining in writing a minimum of ten key terms (such as self-disclosure, basic law of life, internal/external locus of control, discrimination, stereotyping, aggression, anxiety, problem emotions, impact of divorce/separation, Johari window, Maslow's hierarchy of need, etc.).

10. Demonstrate effective written communication skills within the context of human relations theory and practice by completing a minimum of ten homework assignments.

*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

Content Outline:
1. Self-Awareness and Self-Acceptance (Interpersonal)

2. Self-Awareness Through Self-Disclosure and Feedback.

3. Expressing and Managing Your Feelings: You Are in Control.

4. Anger and its Management.

5. Communication - Theory and Skills

6. Nonverbal Behavior/Skills: Presentation of Self/Congruency Between Verbal and Nonverbal.

7. Listening and Responding: Active Listening/Paraphrasing.

8. Valuing Diversity in Our Relationships.

9. Building Trust.

10. Assertiveness: Taking Care of Yourself.

11. Difficulties in Relationships: Confrontation and Negotiation to Understanding.

12. Difficulties in Relationships: Conflicts, Conflict Management, and the Role of Violence.

13. Value Clarification.

14. Stress Management.

15. Commitment, Separation, and Divorce.

16. Self Talk (Internal Dialogue).

17. Levels of Relationships.

18. Grief, Suicide and Death.



Effective Term: Spring 2004