Graduation project: Special Seminar 4

 

Web page: www.profkindt.com/site/special_seminar_4.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, and 8) Making contact.

The final semester of the Communications Studies special seminar focuses on Reporting on communication skills as part of the senior portfolio graduation project. Seminar members first organize the skills and concepts learned in the seminar in a portfolio essay. The seminar concludes with a portfolio presentation based on their communication skills essay.

 

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 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. Portfolio essay: 25 points,  4. Portfolio presentation: 25 points

  1. SCHEDULE
    Week & Assignments:


  1. 1.                      Re-introductions, Syllabus, Organizing files, essay intro, transcription practice 

  2. 2.                      Sharing portfolio essay intro/outline 

  3. 3.                      Sharing portfolio essay section 1  

  4. 4.                      Sharing portfolio essay section 2 

  5. 5.                      Sharing portfolio essay section 3  

  6. 6.                      Sharing portfolio essay conclusion  

  7. 7.                      Sharing final portfolio essays 

  8. 8.                      Final portfolio presentation intro/outline practice

  9. 9.                      Final portfolio presentation section 1 practice  

  10. 10.                      Final portfolio presentation section 2 practice

  11. 11.                      Final portfolio presentation section 3 practice  

  12. 12.                      Final portfolio presentation conclusion/Q&A practice 

  13. 13.                      Portfolio presentation practice

  14. 14.                      Final portfolio presentations

  15. 15.                      Final portfolio presentations; Final comments; Self-evaluation


CONTACT

  1. kindt@nufs.ac.jp