Topic outline

  • Course times

    • Tue + Thu 14.00-15.30 NOTE: That's 14.00 sharp, not 14.15.
    • 20.04.2021 - 15.06.2021
    • Mandatory attendance
    • BEFORE THE FIRST SESSION Pre-course task to be turned in by Mon April 19th at 11.00 am.

    Final presentation sessions

    • To be announced


    Welcome to LC-1114 Communicating Technology

    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 organizational patterns as well as employ other writing principles that make the text more reader-friendly.

    Based on their written work, students deliver an oral presentation. As part of the learning process, students analyze presentations to identify their strengths and areas for improvement, as well as practice organizing 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. Moreover, students give and receive constructive feedback on their work and revise it accordingly.


    Workload

    • Total                                        81 h   
    • Small-group instruction          30 h
    • Independent study                  51 h


    Course requirements                               Grading 1 - 5

    • Preparatory assignments         40%                                        5       93 - 100 
    • Final report                              20%                                        4       85 - 92
    • Final presentation                    20%                                        3       77 - 84
    • Exam                                        20%                                        2       69 - 76
                                      Total        100%                                       1       61 - 68


    Attendance and absences

    • Participants are allowed 3 absences (3x90 min)
    • Each additional absence (=90 min lesson) reduces the total points by 5%.
    • No make-up work possible.


    Preparatory assignments

    • Must be completed on time.
    • Late submissions reduce points.
    • May need to be rewritten according to teacher's feedback and resubmitted.
    • Teacher feedback on two written assignments submitted through MyCourses/TurnItIn