Oral and Written Communication, 6 credits

Retorik i teori och praktik, 6 hp

TGTU91

Main field of study

No main field of study

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Birgitte Saxtrup Hermansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Maria Eidenskog

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 36 h
Recommended self-study hours: 124 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
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6CKEB Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Protein Science and Technology) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping E
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping E
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping E
6CEMM Energy-Environment-Management 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping E
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Devices and Materials in Biomedicine) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping E
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Industrial biotechnology and production) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping E
6CITE Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 2 Swedish Linköping E

Main field of study

No main field of study

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Computer Science and Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Information Technology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Computer Science and Software Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Chemical Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Energy-Environment-Management
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

University studies corresponding to 60 credits / one year full time studies.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim with the course is that the students shall

  • Explain the foundations of rhetoric
  • Explain formalities for different genres of communication
  • Communicate according to given conditions
  • Analyse and evaluate both oral and written communication and to be an opponent
  • Structure and present information

As part of this the student has to know how to

  • Illustrate various aspects of linguistic theory on the student's own communication
  • Argue both in oral and written form
  • Carry out information both in oral and written form
  • Analyse texts and presentations of other students
  • Reflect over his/her own progress

 

Course content

Examples of subjects in the lecture series: - Rhetoric - Genres and linguistic correctness.
Written presentation: Different kinds of text (arguing texts, job applications and CVs).
Oral presentation: Various types of presentation (both prepared and unprepared).

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of a series of lectures, and two series of seminars, written and oral presentation. The course is given twice a year.

Examination

UPG2Successful completion of written assignments3 creditsU, G
UPG1Successful completion of oral assignments3 creditsU, G
Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

Grades

Two-grade scale, U, G

Department

Institutionen för Tema

Director of Studies or equivalent

Maria Eidenskog

Examiner

Birgitte Saxtrup Hermansson

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 36 h
Recommended self-study hours: 124 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • (2008) Svenska skrivregler
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG2 Successful completion of written assignments 3 credits U, G
UPG1 Successful completion of oral assignments 3 credits U, G
Grades are given as ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

(2008) Svenska skrivregler

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery

                            
2.3 System thinking

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
X
X
UPG1
UPG2

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X
X

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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