Course Title : Communication Skills I
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
ELL 115-2 B 1 3 0 0 3.00 4
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description The course aims at an understanding of Human communication, stressing language as a human characteristic. This includes; interpersonal and business communication, exploration of body language and intrapersonal communication, as well as communication for the public and in the mass media. A focus will be on group (academic) and business (technical) use of speech and reporting. Communication will be looked at at the theoretical, public (academic speaking, reporting), and technical (business interviewing, resumes and memos) level.
Objectives For the student to understand communication as a vital human device, to be able to assess communication on a interpersonal and intrapersonal level, to become adept at persuasive and effective speech making and interviewing for small groups and the public, and to be able to critically analyse the uses of communication in the mass media.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction
2Human, intrapersonal, interpersonal communication
3Non-verbal communication, interpersonal relations
4Problem solving in teams.
5Problem solving and organizational development
6Effective Presentation and Speaking
7Presentation and Speaking
8Midterm Exam
9Group Speeches, Understanding Human Communication
10Interviews
11Communication in the workplace
12Research as a process
13Structure, style, graphics and page design
14Specfic documents and applications.
15Exam review
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1An understanding of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and mass communication and the theoretical issues which underly them
2An ability to do practical application of communication skills in research and persuasive and effective speaking
3An understanding coupled with practical application of business communication skills: interviewing, memos, resumes, resulting in proficiency
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms120
Quizzes00
Projects130
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade60
Contribution of final examination to overall grade40
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
(hours)
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
ECTS 4

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