Academic Communication 3B00DW79-3001 01.08.2020-31.12.2020 3 cr(19IB1, ...)+-
Learning outcomes of the course unit
This course deals with academic communication in sufficient depth and detail to enable students to present research work and write reports in academic style, as may be required for other courses in this degree programm. Most of the topics covered will also be relevant to writing a final thesis, so this course can be considered as a basic introduction to that process.
After completing the course, the students will be able to:
Demonstrate familiarity with the principles of academic communication.
Access and critically evaluate relevant source materials.
Get familiar with the concept of plagiarism and know how to avoid it in their own work.
Incorporate in-text references to source materials and compile a list of sources, following TAMK requirements.
Produce academic texts which meet set criteria: clear, accurate and formal English, coherent structure.
Present constructive and well-justified verbal arguments and feedback in formal, face-to-face academic settings, such as seminars and public lectures.
Utilize resources and learning strategies to develop their own communication skills independently.
What are the key features of academic communication and how does it differ from organizational communication?
What are the roles of verbal and written communication in the academic context?
What norms and standards must academic writing meet?
What stages must a a writer process to produce an academic text?
The student communicates in comprehensible English overall and shows some awareness of the norms for different types of text. References to source materials are included where appropriate.
The student's English is mainly clear and appropriate. Written work meets the norms for different types of text, including scientific reporting. Oral communication is professional. Requirements regarding participation, meeting deadlines etc. are mainly fulfilled.
The student's written English is formal and accurate and displays appropriate variation in style, reports meet the norms for different types of text. He/she shows ability to access and select appropriate information. References to source materials are incorporated accurately and in a variety of ways, source materials are expertly paraphrased. Oral expression is fluent and professional.
Language of instruction
01.08.2020 - 31.12.2020
02.07.2020 - 31.07.2020
Unit, in charge
Bachelor's Degree Programme in International Business