Foundations of Interviewing

POLC 3002

Course description

Building on content from Interpersonal Communication, students apply their knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication to develop effective interviewing skills necessary to retrieve information from victims, witnesses and accused persons. From a theoretical perspective the course explores the factors that affect the reliability of victims of crime, witnesses and accused persons. It also examines the current legal and ethical requirements imposed by both legislation and jurisprudence in Canada. Through the application of behavioural observation questions, students enhance their skill in detecting deceptive persons, and properly record their observations.



Course Hours



Undergraduate - degree level level INTS 1007 Modes of Communication Minimum Grade of 50
and Undergraduate - degree level level POLC 1001 Interpersonal Communications Minimum Grade of 50

Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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