Credits: 3

Schedule: 06.11.2018 - 19.02.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Nanna Qvist

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Summer, I - II, II - III, III - IV, IV - V

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to

- Recognise the strategies and elements that enhance clarity and audience-friendliness in both oral and written communication

- Apply these strategies and elements in oral presentations and writing related to their field of study

- Distinguish between formal and informal styles of communication

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course introduces written and oral communication principles and strategies that are applicable to professional and academic purposes. Students begin by writing on a topic from their own field of study. To enhance readability of the texts, students apply organisational patterns, such as problem-solution, as well as employ other writing principles that make comprehension of sentences and paragraphs easier. Based on their written work, students deliver an oral presentation which is videoed for self- and teacher-evaluation. As part of the learning process, students analyse presentations to identify their strengths and areas for improvement, as well as practise organising and presenting information clearly to a non-expert audience. Throughout this course, students work individually, in pairs and in small groups to develop their presentation and writing skills. In addition, students give and receive constructive feedback on their work and revise it accordingly.

Working Life Skills: Knowledge of research in own field, Skills in foreign languages, Information retrieval skills, Ethical consciousness, Written & Oral communication, Self-awareness, Critical thinking skills, Analytical, Lifelong learning skills, and Self-confidence.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- Preparatory assignments 40%

- Written final paper 20%

- Final presentation 20% (Videoed)

- Test 20%

Note: 80% attendance required

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

81 hr (Small group instruction 24 - 36 h + independent work 45 - 57 h)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Provided by the teacher

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

 

LC-1110 + LC-1112; LC-1111 + LC-1112 and Kie-98.1114

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=LC-1114

CEFR level (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

B2 or higher

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 - 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

WebOodi

Students are considered for admission in order of highest number of credits

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course is strongly recommended for second-year students and later. At 3 credits, this course fulfils the university regulations on foreign language studies for oral and written skills. If you have 1-2 prior credits in English that fulfil the foreign language requirement, we recommend you sign up for LC-1110, LC-1111, or LC-1112. Students are considered for admission in order of highest number of credits.

Please note that the course will be organised if a minimum of 10 people register for it.

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