Credits: 6

Schedule: 10.09.2019 - 15.10.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Anne Kankaanranta

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Email: anne.kankaanranta@aalto.fi


Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Period I, II, IV (2018-2019), Otaniemi campus
Period I, II, IV (2019-2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students will demonstrate knowledge of
• the role of language, communication and culture in international business contexts
• the conventions of Anglo-American academic writing
• the principles of interpersonal business communication when using English as a lingua franca

Students will demonstrate skills in
• developing their overall writing skills, incl. drafting, reviewing and revising both academic and business texts
• meeting the conventions of Anglo-American academic writing
• drafting reader-focused business messages in intercultural contexts

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course focuses on enhancing students’ writing skills for both academic and business purposes, while also addressing the role of language, communication and culture in international business contexts.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

100% assignments

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Grading
scale 1-5

In assessing the assignments, writing rubrics will be used.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 12h
Independent work 148h

Total 160h

Mandatory attendance on the first session.

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 


Assignments

Type of
text/genre

I(ndividual)

P(airs)

%
of       final grade

Deadlines

Pre-ass

Reaction paper/RP

I

20%

Mon 9 Sept. (1st version) 18:00

Mon 16 Sept. (2nd version)

Ass1

Literature review/LR

P

30%

Fri 27 Sept. (1st version)

Fri 4 Oct. (2nd version)

Ass2

Executive summary/ES

P

20%

Wed 9 Oct. (1st version)

Fri 18 Oct.  (2nd version)

Ass3

Reflection paper/RfP

I

10%

Mon 14 Oct.

 

Ass4

Final paper: writing-related tasks

I

20%

Wed 23 Oct.


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Indicated or provided by the instructor.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

All course assignments are based on readings, which will
be listed on MyCourses when the course begins. In total, they comprise
some
six academic research articles related to communicating in intercultural
business contexts and a couple of articles related to writing in general.


Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=61C02000

CEFR level (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Starting level: C1

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

61A00200 Business Communication Skills (required)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0 (fail) - 5 (excellent)

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Mandatory attendance on the first session.
Max number of students 50. If the number of registrations exceeds the quota of 50, Weboodi will select the students at random (not in the order of registration).

Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

Date

Classes

Deadlines

Mon 9 Sept. at 18:00

 -

Pre-ass/Reaction Paper (RP)

(1
st version)

Tue 10 Sept.

U135a

Mandatory attendance

Writing as an academic & business
skill

Academic writing: Basic principles

Discussion & feedback on Pre-ass/RP

 

Mon 16 Sept.

 -

Pre-ass/RP

(2nd version)

Fri 27 Sept.

 -

Ass1/Literature Review (LR)

(1st version)

Tue 1 Oct.

M240

Academic genres: RPs, LRs, etc.

Business writing: Focus on sensitive messages

Discussion & feedback on Ass1/LR

 

Fri 4 Oct.

 -

Ass1/LR

(2nd version)

Wed 9 Oct.

 -

Ass2/Executive Summary
(ES)

(1st version)

Mon 14 Oct.

-      
 

Ass3/Reflection Paper

Tue 15 Oct.

M240

Discussion & feedback on Ass2/ES

Business genres: requests, bad news
messages, etc.

Wrapping up

 

Fri
18 Oct.

 -

Ass2/ES (2nd version)

Wed 23 Oct.

 -

Ass4/Final paper: writing-related
tasks


Description

Registration and further information