OLS 105 Introduction to Communication • 2 Cr.


Covers developing and improving fundamental and effective communication skills. Includes understanding interpersonal communication, active listening, non-verbal communication and communicating purposefully in the community. Structured to accommodate special needs learners. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define the process of communication
  • Demonstrate competence when making introductions
  • Demonstrate competence initiating conversations and adapting conversation topics
  • Demonstrate effective nonverbal communication while actively listening
  • Explain the influence of gender, culture and family in the interpersonal communication process
  • Explain the differences between aggressive communication and assertive communication
  • Describe social networking and build a contacts list
  • Identify the basic components of teamwork
  • Prepare and present an idea in a clear and concise manner to a group of people