Communication Skills

Learning Outcomes

  1. Write a structured and narrative biography and present it orally
  2. Show their work and results in written and oral form to experts and the public
  3. Report and communicate information, activities, needs and intentions effectively in oral, written and graphic form
  4. Design and develop effective photo, audio and video
  5. Select and evaluate relevant information and critically analyze them
  6. Plan and implement effective meetings and negotiationsexplain group communication
  7. Analyze communication problems, avoid and resolve them
  8. Compare cultural differences and norms, respect them and are appropriate to adopt

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

At a lecture students and the lecturer discuss the subject for which they have prepared through research and preparatory homework. Posting questions and answers via AuResS system students actively contribute to the lecture and their learning. The teacher helps the formation of conclusions, lays out the theoretical basis, provides guidance for the application of new knowledge and give guidelines for further independent learning. If necessary, the teacher explains the homework following the lecture.

Seminars and workshops

The seminar work in the form of a two-minute video presentation on a given topic.

Independent assignments

Homework

Other

Lecture preparation exercises

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Homeworks 50 % 25 % 50 % 40 %
Quizzes 50 % 10 % 0 % 0 %
Class participation 50 % 15 % 0 % 10 %
Seminar/Project 50 % 30 % 50 % 30 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 1 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 50 % 19 %
Exam: Written 50 % 20 %
Comment:

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Active learning methods, Learning styles
  2. Information gathering and analysis, Critical reasoning, Creative thiking
  3. Using communication technologies
  4. Personal presentation, resumee, homepages and profiles
  5. Interpersonal effectiveness, Conflict management
  6. Effective teamwork and collaboration, Organizing and participating in meetings
  7. Purpose and strategy of academic writing, Organization, style, and flow, Text organization patterns: general-specific texts, problem-solution, compare-contrast, cause-effect, Writing summaries
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Business written communication, Popular writing
  10. Oral presentation, Public speaking
  11. Visual presentation, Multimedia in presentations
  12. Argument preparation and presentation, Creating and using humor
  13. Seminar
  14. Cultural differences and etiquete
  15. Final exam

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Computing (study)
(1. semester)

Prerequisites for

Literature

John W. Davies (2001.), Communication Skills, Pearson Education
Thomas E. Harris, John C. Sherblom (2018.), Small Group and Team Communication, Waveland Press

Associate Lecturers

General

ID 183353
  Winter semester
4 ECTS
L2 English Level
L2 e-Learning
30 Lectures
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
80 Very Good
70 Good
60 Acceptable