Week 2 assignment | HHS 207 Communication Skills for Health & Human Service Personnel | Ashford University

 

The Role of Culture and Self-Awareness in Interpersonal Communication

You began preparing for this assignment in Week One by reviewing the required elements and reflecting on the Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 content. There are three steps to completing this written assignment. Each step should be a separate, identifiable section of your paper. Start with an introductory paragraph that describes what you will be covering in your paper and end with a concluding paragraph that summarizes the information you have provided. Use the Week 2 Assignment template downloadas a guide for formatting. Use Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the textbook and other relevant resources.

First step:

  • Describe the impact of culture on communication.
  • Identify strategies you can use to demonstrate cultural sensitivity when working in human services settings. Be sure to use examples to help make your points.

Second step:

  • Assess your own other-orientation, as described in the textbook, as one measure of self-awareness.
  • Identify personal communication strengths and growth.
  • Describe your strengths with regard to this perspective.
  • Identify areas in which you would like to improve.
  • Discuss how having a strong other-orientation might be helpful for interpersonal communication in human services.

Third step:

  • Refer to Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the textbook and other relevant resources.
  • Explain how both culture and self-awareness may be critical in interpersonal communication in human services.
  • Identify two to three examples of effective verbal and non-verbal communication techniques that can be used to demonstrate self-awareness and culture in human service settings.

Your Final Paper:

  • Must be five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Review the grading rubric and remember that 30% of your grade is based on your application of course material content and subject knowledge in Discussions, 40% is based on your ability to think critically and present original ideas in Assignments, and 30% is based on your ability to demonstrate your application of the core concepts of communication and apply them to a human services scenario in the Final Project.

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