Syllabus 9956001102 - HABILIDADES COMUNICATIVAS

CODE
9956001102

COURSE
COMMUNICATION SKILLS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The aim of this Communication Skills course is to improve the ability of university students to express their ideas and projects, both orally and in writing. For this reason, the course is structured around the following areas: the mastery of language, (in our case, English) and a foundation of knowledge about the various ways of communicating an idea. The students will acquire life-long skills through practical and proven strategies.


COURSE TYPE
Basic

ECTS CREDITS
6

CONTEXT

The control of the language enables us to express ourselves with absolute freedom, it is necessary to learn the correct way to communicate specifically by using different resources to generate clear thinking and authentic interaction. Students will be working individually and in teams and they will be expected to hand in works following specific deadlines, thus practicing responsibility.


STUDY MODE

The control of the language enables us to express ourselves with absolute freedom, it is necessary to learn the correct way to communicate specifically by using different resources to generate clear thinking and authentic interaction. Students will be working individually and in teams and they will be expected to hand in works following specific deadlines, thus practicing responsibility.


COMPETENCES

BC 3: Ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) to inform judgments that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical matters

SC 1: Knowing the history and theories of architecture, as well as arts, sciences and technologies related to this

SC 7: Understanding the relationships between people and buildings, and between people and their surrounding, as well as relating buildings and the spaces between according to needs and the human scale

CC 2: Self confidence

CC 4: Communication skills in native language (written and oral) and in English language

CC 5: Interpersonal understanding


TOPICS

Formal speech and communication strategies 20%

Public speaking techniques 20%

Assertiveness 10%

Introduction to the theory of knowledge 10%

Information search and reference preparation 10%

Understanding information 10%

Written communication 20%


ACTIVITIES

Among the contents that will be developed throughout the course, we have the following:

_Oral communication: presentations and exposure to others in class or at conferences, impromptu speeches, discussion panels and debates, use of Power Point or Prezi.

_Written communication: summarizing and paraphrasing another's ideas, preparing outlines, using Word, including references, writing a bibliography.

_Academic communication: library skills, documentation, the Internet, speed-reading, selection of topics, preparation of outlines.


EVALUATION

Continuous assessment activities to be developed throughout the course


SPECIFIC REGULATIONS

See course program


METHODOLOGY

Throughout the course, these areas will be combined, in order to make the class more dynamic, through different options that are available to the student to allow them to express their thoughts, either in writing or through oral communication. The question is to understand how to organize, among others, an oral presentation, an article, a lecture, an essay, a debate or a roundtable. Practically every day, the class will begin with a lecture (professor) and will continue with a practical activity (students).


LAST UPDATE
24/03/2015