Topics in Academic Reading: Special Seminar 1

 

Web page: www.profkindt.com/site/special_seminar_1.html


DESCRIPTION

This special seminar introduces students to the basic elements of communication and related skills by exploring common topics in the field of Communication Studies. From brief lectures, communication activities, group discussions, and short presentations, seminar members explore: 1) Real listening, 2) Self-disclosure, 3) Expressing, 4) Body language, 5) Paralanguage & metamessages, 6) Clarifying language, 7) Assertiveness, 8) Fair fighting, and 9) Making contact. It will require about 2 hours per week to complete assignments. 

In the first semester of the Communications Studies special seminar, lecture topics include Real Listening and Self-disclosure. After each section, seminar members apply the concepts in videoing, analyzing, sharing, and discussing related conversations.  


NECESSARY THINGS

    1. 1.Seminar file

    2. 2.Flash memory (2GB+)

    3. 3.Special Seminar links

    4. 4.Computer access (computer room schedules)

    5. 5.Moodle

    6. 6.Messages: The Communication Skills Book, by McKay, Davis, and Fanning


COURSE GOALS

  1. 1. Understand the elements of effective communication   2. Develop basic communication skills

  2. 3. Increase English ability   4. Improve basic study, analysis, and presentation skills

  3. 5. Learn to learn from others


GRADING & ASSIGNMENTS: A+ (90~100), A (80~89), B (70~79), C (60~69), D (~59), F (1/3+ absences)

    1. 1. Participation & effort: 25 points,  2. Preparation & assignments: 25 points

    2. 2. Understanding of content: 25 points,  4. Projects: 25 points

  1. SCHEDULE
    Week & Assignments (transcription practice):



  1. 1.                      Intros, Special Seminar files, Syllabus, Textbook intro. HW: Unit 1, section 1, reading and assignments

  2. 2.                      1. Intro to real listening (real vs. pseudo listening). HW: Unit 1, section 2, reading and assignments

  3. 3.                      1. Real listening (blocks to listening). HW: Unit 1, section 3, reading and assignments

  4. 4.                      1. Real listening (effective listening). HW: Preparing for real listening video

  5. 5.                      1. Real listening (video). HW: Preparing for real listening transcription

  6. 6.                      1. Real listening (transcription & analysis). HW: Finishing real listening video analysis, part 1

  7. 7.                      1. Real listening (sharing results & discussion, pt 1). HW: Finishing real listening video analysis, part 2

  8. 8.                      1. Real listening (sharing results & discussion, part 2). HW: Unit 2, section 1, reading and assignments

  9. 9.                      2. Intro to self-disclosure (rewards of self-disclosure). HW: Unit 2, section 2, reading and assignments

  10. 10.                      2. Self-disclosure (blocks to self-disclosure). HW: Unit 2, section 3, reading and assignments

  11. 11.                      2. Self-disclosure (optimal self-disclosure levels). HW: Preparing for self-disclosure video

  12. 12.                      2. Self-disclosure (video). HW: Preparing for self-disclosure transcription

  13. 13.                      2. Self-disclosure (transcription & analysis). HW: Finishing self-disclosure video analysis, part 1

  14. 14.                      2. Self-disclosure (sharing results & discussion, pt 1). HW: Finishing self-disclosure video analysis, pt 2

  15. 15.                      2. Self-disclosure (sharing results and discussion, part 2), closure


CONTACT

  1. kindt@nufs.ac.jp