GEAR 214 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Presentation Skills in Communication
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 214
Fall/Spring
1
2
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to improve in students two very important and desirable skills in interpersonal communication: (1) Communicating effectively and efficiently using audio-visual media; (2) Persuading the audience into complying with the aim of the presentation / presenter.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Discuss the importance of what the audience understands is what they were intended to understand through hands-on experience
  • Implement persuasive skills so as to meet their communication objectives
  • Make presentations by evaluating the dynamic nature of the business world and their communication goals
  • Implement acquired skills to make presentations that have a particular business goal
  • Compare the effectiveness of nonverbal and verbal communication in presentations
Course Content This course aims to equip the students with the fifth language proficiency skill: Sharing information through effective presentations (the original four were: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) It aims to create awareness regarding the importance of interpersonal communication skills and does this through both theory and practice.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction of Lecture Sources and Software Explanation of the general design and approach of the course. First exposure to the process of communication, past and present. Just come to class with an open mind.
2 Weekly subjects, presentations skills, verbal / non-verbal communication Non-verbal communication in more detail Course Book: Business Communication Today, Bovée, Courtland, & Thill, John V., 12th Edition, 2014, Prentice Hall,
3 Warm up: Why you need presentation skills, importance of communication in business, FAQ / Q&A, The meaning of effective communication Chapter 1 (pp 40 – 68)
4 5W1H approach to successful communication Secrets of successful orators Chapter 4 (pp 123 – 148)
5 Express your feelings through role-play Sample presentations Chapter 5 (pp 152 – 177)
6 What to present: Content, idea, tip Idea generation techniques: Story-teller's tour, Brain-storming, Utilizing field sources, et al. Chapter 6 (pp 182 – 206)
7 Persuasive messages: AIDA as the road plan Sample presentations Chapter 12
8 How to find and process information Secondary sources Primary sources How to present words, typography, visuals, symbols, fonts and other written characters, use of colors Chapter 7, 8, 9 summary; Short review of Chapter 6 Steve Jobs in Apple videos
9 How to write a manuscript format report as a basis for the presentation Chapters 14 and 15 (pp 437 – 494)
10 How to prepare a professional presentation Chapters 16 and 17 (pp 506 – 552)
11 MIDTERM EXAM
12 Student Presentations
13 Student Presentations
14 Student Presentations
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Project

 

Course Textbooks

Course Book: Business Communication Today, Bovée, Courtland, & Thill, John V., 12th Edition, 2014, Prentice Hall,

References

A long list to be presented by the Lecturer on the opening day

TED talks

Videos to be supplied by the Lecturer

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
2
40
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
12
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
2
25
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
160

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies.
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest