On this course focusing on Anglo-American writing conventions, you will
- develop your overall writing skills for both academic and business purposes
- deepen your understanding of language, communication and culture in international business
- enhance your skills in giving and receiving feedback on your texts
The readings for your writing assignments consist of nine academic journal articles discussing research about language, communication and culture in international business. The assignments call for argumentation: your opinions and perspectives with well-grounded reasoning. This means that you need to study the articles carefully so that you are able to gain insights and argue your case.
You will get plenty of opportunity in practicing writing, reviewing others' work, and revising your own texts. By practicing, you will also learn how to meet the expectations of different audiences, both in business and academia.
The course will be run online.
Note: An integral element of the course is a Pre-assignment to be submitted on Mon 1 Nov at 20:00 o'clock, one day before the first session.
P.S. If there are more enrolments than the quota of 50, Sisu will make a random selection.
Schedule with zoom links File
Preparation for the first session File
Click yourself into a group for Literature review & Executive summary Group choice
Since assignments 1 (Literature review) and 2 (Executive summary) are group assignments, you need to click yourself into a group (max. 3 students/group). In exceptional cases, you can work alone, but even then you need to click yourself into a group.
Deadline: 12 Nov. (deadline also for LR, the first group assignment)
General Discussion Forum
In this section, you find our Readings, Slides and any other material we use on the course.