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. Course is graded Credit/No Credit.


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