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Jennifer Verbakel

Speech/ Language Professional II

Communication Studies and Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-6514
Office Location

Jennifer Verbakel

Speech/ Language Professional II

Communication Studies and Services
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-6514

Currently Teaching

NCOM-120
3 Credits
This course sharpens students' ability to think clearly, logically and creatively and to communicate knowledge effectively in an academic setting. Students will learn critical thinking strategies for examining issues and solving problems. Course topics include solving problems using a six-step model; exploring problem solving tools and strategies using campus resources, professional and proactive communication behaviors, and personal attributes for success, and applying knowledge of students’ rights and responsibilities to facilitate effective problem solving for academic and personal/social problems. The importance of thinking critically across various communication contexts (i.e., face-to-face interactions, written correspondence, group discussions, and presentations) will be stressed.
NCOM-201
3 Credits
This course examines the role of communication as it relates to establishing, maintaining, and ending relationships. Topics include: relationship development; self-concept; perceptions and first impressions; stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination; conflict resolution; active and passive listening; personal and social values; self-disclosure; gender-related communication; intercultural competence; and social networking.
NCOM-289
1 - 4 Credits
The description for each Special Topics request will be specified in each course proposal.