Course Title : Communication Skills II
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ELL 116-1 B 2 3 0 0 3.00 4
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description The course aims to improve students’ theoretical and practical communication skills, as a key ingredient for a happy and successful life.
Objectives The aims of the course include, but are not limited to, a general understanding of the science of human communication, competent interaction in the workplace and public speaking. Students are expected to reach a high level of competency in verbal, non-verbal and technical communication.
Course Outline
1Self-awareness. Understanding Personality in communication, using Myers-Briggs
2Self awareness. Understanding temperament, using the 4 Greek humours in communication
3The ideal self, versus the projected and real self,.Self improvement tempered by self acceptance
4Debating skills 1: using statistics, moral, logical, utilitarian arguments
5Debating skills 2: presenting your case, poise, posture and powerpoint
6The art of story telling 1, “the sneetches”
7The art of story telling 2 “the emporer’s new clothes”
8Midterm Exam
9Story writing as an agent of transformation
10Writing an interesting report with clarity and honesty
11From Churchill to Obama, modern day speech making
12How to have a really good argument. Conflict, confrontation, conciliation
13Leadership styles
14Leadership styles
15Review weeks 1-14
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage -
Other -
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students to gain theoretical understanding of intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, public and mass communication
2Students to master the main elements of technical communication in business and reporting
3The application of this knowledge in their daily lives and public presentations
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14228
Assignments 11212
Midterms 155
Final examination 188
Other 000
Total Work Load 101
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.04

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