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.
Course Description 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 Notes/Textbooks

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

Suggested Readings/Materials

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 Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
2
40
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical 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
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
30
Final Exam
    Total
160

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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