Communication/Norwegian FY1107

Course Objectives

Students will gain knowledge of:
- The communication process and the characteristics of good communication.
- Language as a tool for good communication.
- Basic grammar; syntax; linguistic, stylistic and graphical tools.
- The major genres in written communication.

Students will gain skills in:
- Using language as a tool for various types of written and oral communication.
- Organising material.
- Evaluating/commenting on texts in a variety of factual literature.
- Using a wide range of sources to access knowledge and information.

Students will:
- Become more self-confident and comfortable with their own identity.
- Become aware of how they express themselves linguistically in various situations.
- Become aware of the significance of good communication in work and business situations.

Course Description

a) Obtaining information and cooperation
- planning of time and work
- finding sources, and checking their reliability

b) The language and the communication process
- the communication situation and definition of objectives
- target-group analysis
- structure, style, graphical and linguistic methods
- types of factual literature
- analysis of logic and relevancy

c) Written presentation
- the writing process
- structural principals and the organisation of material
- rules of writing, choice of terms and sentence construction
- logical presentation and analysis
- instruction and description
- business letters and applications
- debate contributions
- populisation

d) Oral presentation
- instruction and description
- presentations
- use of visualisation and other tools

Learning Methods

- lectures in large groups

- individual, pair and group exercises

Assessment Methods

Written submissions/tests 40% and written final examination 60%. Individual grade.
Final examiniation has to be passed to obtain a final grade.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Svein Thore Hagen <> - 25/02/2011