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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 0
Hours: 24 lecture per quarter (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Participating students will demonstrate greater proficiency in conveying thoughts and feelings verbally in social, family and workplace settings.
  • Participating students will demonstrate improvement in listening skills by recallinginformation.


Intended for the disabled student to teach techniques in verbal communication specifically to improve family, social and work-related situations.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. demonstrate assertive verbal skills.
B. exhibit improved basic communication.
C. demonstrate giving feedback.
D. discuss and role play techniques for negotiations.
E. demonstrate active listening skills.

Course Content

This class may include all or part of these areas:
A. Communication
1. Assertive, non-assertive, and aggressive
2. Voice tone, inflection and volume
3. Gestures and facial expression
4. Active listening
5. Feedback
B. Role play to practice communication skills
C. Process for increasing assertiveness

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Accessible classroom

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Progress on Student Educational Contract.
B. Instructor observation of ability to reflect course material.
C. Participation.

Method(s) of Instruction


Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Koch, K. I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry to Old People. Teachers and Writers Collaborative, June 1997.

This is a seminal text for expression for people with disabilities and the elderly.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Not applicable.



Specialized Instruction (Disabled Students Programs and Services)-Vocational: Noncredit