Effective Communication

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Effective Communication

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An introduction to the fundamentals of effective speaking and writing, exploring a variety of contexts in which language is used. Enables students to communicate more effectively in tutorials, labs and written assignments. Complements ENGL 127.
    This paper introduces the fundamentals of effective speaking and writing and explores a variety of contexts in which language is used. Students will learn the crucial oral and written communication skills needed to succeed at University, and will be introduced to the communication skills needed in the workplace. This paper complements ENGL 127, but the two may be taken separately.

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon completing this course students will:
    -Have an adequate understanding of English grammar
    -Have acquired skills to write clearly and concisely
    -Be able to read texts critically
    -Be able to write formal letters at a professional level
    -Have learned how to write effective reports
    -Have learned features of interpersonal communication
    -Have acquired techniques to speak confidently to an audience

    All course material is available on Blackboard.

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