Topics in Academic Reading: Special Seminar 2

 

Web page: www.profkindt.com/site/special_seminar_2.html

DESCRIPTION

This special seminar introduces you to the basic elements of communication and related skills by exploring common topics in the field of Communication Studies. From Prof. Kindt's lectures, communication activities, group discussions, and short presentations, you will 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.

In the second semester of the Communications Studies special seminar, lecture topics include Expressing, Body language, and Paralanguage & metamessages. 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.                      Re-introductions, Special Seminar files, Syllabus, Textbook 

  2.                      3. Introduction to expressing (four kinds of expression, whole / contaminated expressions) 

  3.                      3. Expressing (preparing / practicing whole messages) 

  4.                      3. Expressing related project, video and analysis 

  5.                      3. Expressing related project, sharing and discussion

  6.                      4. Introduction to body language (body movements)  

  7.                      4. Body language (spatial relationships)  

  8.                      4. Body language (cultural comparisons) 

  9.                      4. Body language related project, videoing and analysis 

  10.                      4. Body language related project, sharing results and discussion 

  11.                      5. Introduction to paralanguage & metamessages (elements of paralanguage)  

  12.                      5. Paralanguage & metamessages (changing your paralanguage) 

  13.                      5. Paralanguage & metamessages (coping with metamessages) 

  14.                      5. Paralanguage & metamessages related project, videoing and analysis

  15.                      5. Paralanguage & metamessages related project, sharing results and discussion; Evaluation


CONTACT

  1. kindt@nufs.ac.jp