Topic outline

  •                                                        (Hong Zhang [jennyzhh2008] Creative commons)

    Welcome to LC-1117: integrated Oral and Written skills.

    This course is integrated with ARTX-C1011 - Process Management for Media and Design and will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15 to 12:00 in period II. Our first session will be on Wednseday 25 October in Nano-talo (room 228). After that, the sessions will be held twice weekly in Otakaari 1 on Mondays (Y307a)  and Wednesdays (U405a) (except for those weeks when I am teaching on the ARTX-C1011 itself: see course schedule). The last session will be on December 7.

    Using some of the assignments in ARTX-C1011, you will learn to improve your written and spoken skills in English. We will examine topics such as how to create persuasive texts in English (the use of rhetorical patterns, maintaining logical flow and cohesion, choosing the correct style, targeting your audience) and how to give effective presentations: delivery, structure, audience expectations, speaking on camera. You will then apply this knowledge to a text in ARTX-C1011 (an executive summary) and your final course presentations.

    Learning outcomes

    By the end of the course you will be able to

    •Write genre-specific texts (academic and professional)
    •Apply rhetorical patterns to texts and oral presentations
    •Create cohesive, reader-friendly texts that follow a logical pattern
    •Proofread texts for typical grammatical and punctuation errors.
    •Use sources appropriately and avoid plagiarism
    •Present persuasively and effectively in English.

    Executive summary          40%
    Final presentation            30%
    Course tasks and quizzes 30%

    Grade % of total points

    5: 93 – 100%
    4: 85 – 92%
    3: 77 – 84%
    2: 69 – 76%
    1: 61 – 68%
    0: 60% – less