Graduation project: Special Seminar 3

 

Web page: www.profkindt.com/site/special_seminar_3.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 third semester of the Communications Studies special seminar, lecture topics include Clarifying language, Assertiveness, and Fair fighting. After each section, seminar members apply the concepts in videoing, analyzing, sharing, and discussion 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, Seminar files, Syllabus, Textbook. HW: Unit 5, section 1, reading & assignments

  2. 2.                      5. Intro to paralanguage & metamessages (elements). HW: Unit 5, section 2, reading & assignments

  3. 3.                      5. Paralanguage & metamessages (changing). HW: Unit 5, section 3, reading & assignments

  4. 4.                      5. Paralanguage & metamessages (coping). HW: Preparing for para & metamessage language video

  5. 5.                      5. Paralanguage & metamessages (video). Preparing for paralanguage & metamessage transcription

  6. 6.                      5. Para & meta (transcription & analysis) HW: Finishing clarifying language video analysis, part 1

  7. 7.                      5. Para & meta (sharing results & discussion, part 1). HW: Unit 6, section 1, reading & assignments

  8. 8.                      5. Para & meta (sharing results & discussion, part 2). HW: Unit 6, section 1, reading & assignments

  9. 9.                      6. Intro to clarifying language (understanding a model). HW: Unit 6, section 2, reading and assignments

  10. 10.                      6. Clarifying language (challenging distortions). HW: Unit 6, section 3, reading and assignments

  11. 11.                      6. Clarifying language (review). HW: Preparing for clarifying language video

  12. 12.                      6. Clarifying language (video). HW. Preparing for clarifying transcription

  13. 13.                      6. Clarifying language (trans & analysis). HW: Finishing clarifying language video analysis, part 1

  14. 14.                      6. Clarifying language (sharing & discussion, pt 1). HW: Finishing clarifying video analysis, part 2

  15. 15.                      6. Clarifying language (sharing results & discussion, part 2); Self-evaluation


CONTACT

  1. kindt@nufs.ac.jp