Topics in Academic Reading 2: Special Seminar 2

 

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

DESCRIPTION

This series of seminars 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, recordings and analyses, and short presentations, you will explore: 1) Real listening, 2) Self-disclosure, 3) Expressing, 4) Body language, 5) Paralanguage & metamessages, 6) Clarifying language, and 7) Making contact. It will require about 2 hours per week to complete assignments.

In the second semester of the Communications Studies special seminar, lecture topics include Expressing and Body language. 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.                     Re-intros, Special Seminar files, Syllabus, Textbook. HW: Unit 3, section 1, reading and assignments

  2. 2.                     3. Intro to expressing (whole/contaminated expressions). HW: Unit 3, section 2 reading and assignments

  3. 3.                     3. Expressing (preparing/practicing whole messages). HW: Preparing for Expressing video

  4. 4.                     3. Expressing related project video. HW: Preparing for Expressing transcription

  5. 5.                     3. Expressing related project, preparing excerpts & analysis. HW: Expressing video analysis

  6. 6.                     3. Expressing sharing results and discussion, part 1. HW: Expressing video analysis

  7. 7.                     3. Expressing sharing results and discussion, part 2. HW: Unit 4, section 1, reading and assignments

  8. 8.                     4. Introduction to body language (body movements). HW: Unit 4, section 2, reading and assignments

  9. 9.                     4. Body language (spatial relationships). HW: Preparing for Body language video

  10. 10.                     4. Body language related project video. HW: Preparing for Body language transcription

  11. 11.                     4. Body language related project, preparing excerpts & analysis. HW: Body language video analysis

  12. 12.                     4. Body language sharing results and discussion, part 1. HW: Body language video analysis

  13. 13.                     4. Body language sharing results and discussion, part 2; Evaluation

  14. 14.                     Participating in senior seminar members’ final presentations, part 1

  15. 15.                     Participating in senior seminar members’ final presentations, part 2


CONTACT

  1. kindt@nufs.ac.jp