Credits: 6

Schedule: 26.02.2020 - 25.03.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Anne Kankaanranta

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

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): 


Assignments

Type of
text/genre

I(ndividual)

P(airs)

%
of final grade

Deadlines

Pre-ass

Reaction paper/RP

I

20%

Mon 24 Feb. (1st version) 18:00

Sat 29 Feb.  (2nd version)

Ass1

Literature review/LR

P

30%

Fri 6 March (1st version)

Sat 14 March (2nd version)

Ass2

Executive summary/ES

P

20%

Fri 20 March (1st version)

Sat 28 March (2nd version)

Ass3

Reflection paper/RfP

I

10%

Tue 31 March

 

Ass4

Final paper: writing-related tasks

I

20%

open Wed-Sat 1-4 April


Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact teaching 12h
Independent work 148h

Total 160h

Mandatory attendance on the first session.

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Indicated or provided by the instructor.

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 24 Feb
at 18:00

 

 -

Pre-assignment (1st version)

Wed, 26 Feb

U135a

Mandatory attendance

Writing as an academic & business skill

Academic writing: Basic principles

Discussion & feedback on Pre-ass/RP

 

Sat 29 Feb.

 -

Pre-ass/RP (2nd
version)

Fri 6 March

 -

Ass1/LR (1st version)

Wed 11 March

U135a

 

Academic genres: RPs, LRs, etc.

Business writing: Focus on executive
summaries

Discussion & feedback on Ass1/LR

 

 

Sat 14 March

 -

Ass1/LR (2nd version)

20 March

 -

Ass2/ES (1st
version)

Wed 25 March

U135a

Discussion & feedback on Ass2/ES

Business genres: Requests and bad news
messages

Wrapping up

 

Sat
28 March

 -

Ass2/ES (2nd version)

Tue 31 March

 -

Ass3/RfP

Wed-Sat 1-4 April

 -

Ass4/Final paper

 


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