Introduction to purposive communication1.
PURPOSIVE COMMUNICATION2. Purposive Communication is a 3-unit course which aims to: 1. develop students’ communicative competence3. Purposive Communication is a 3-unit course which aims to: 2. enhance the cultural and intercultural awareness of the students4. Purposive Communication is a 3-unit course which aims to: 3. equip students with the tools for critical evaluation5.
Learning Outcomes Knowledge: 1. describe the nature, elements and functions of verbal and non-verbal communication in various multicultural contexts 2. explain how cultural and global issues affect communication6. Learning Outcomes 3. determine culturally appropriate terms, expressions, and images 4. evaluate multimodal texts critically to enhance receptive (listening, reading, viewing) skills 5. summarize the principles of text structure7.
Learning Outcomes Skills: 1. convey ideas through oral, audio-visual, and/or web-based presentations for different target audiences in local and global settings using appropriate registers8. Learning Outcomes Skills: 2. create clear, coherent and effective communication materials 3. present ideas persuasively using appropriate language registers, tone, facial expressions and gestures9.
Learning Outcomes Skills: 4. write and present academic papers using appropriate tone, style, conventions and reference styles10. Learning Outcomes Values: 1. Adopt cultural and intercultural awareness and sensitivity in communication of ideas 2.
Appreciate the differences of the varieties of spoken and written English11. Learning Outcomes Values: 3. adopt awareness of audience and context in presenting ideas 4. appreciate the impact of communication on society and the worldAbout this courseWriting, speaking and presenting to different audiences and for varied purposes. The five skills of communication (listening,speaking, reading, writing, viewing) are studied and simulated in advanced academic settings, such as conversing intelligently on a subject of import,reporting on group work and/or assignments, writing and delivering a formal speech, writing minutes of meetings and similar documents, preparing a research or technical paper, and making an audio-visual or web-based presentation.