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MDA-1006 Communication Skills - 10 ECTS
Admission requirements: Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.
Admission to single courses are only offered through the option for Nordic admission. International students applying for single courses on this option must also document required skills in Norwegian according to current rules.
Admission code: 9199
- Has a general overview of different theoretical communication perspectives.
- Has presentation relevant knowledge of psychology, audience analysis, rhetoric, text analysis and elocution.
The candidate is able to:
- Plan, structure, prepare and improve presentations.
- Adjust communication to different target audiences and desired outcomes.
- Apply different mental and physical techniques and tools in preparation and delivery of presentations.
- Provide constructive criticism and feedback on others' communication.
- understands different communication perspectives, and is conscious of own, as well as others' communication.
- is able to be a critical consumer of public communication, and contribute to informed decision making.
- can explain the role of communication for culture and society.
This course is taught in weekly lectures and seminars.
Topics will be addressed through:
- Class discussions
- Practical exercises
- Oral presentations, individual and in team
- Delivery and evaluation of individual og team presentations
- Journal reflections
All courses will be evaluated in accordance with the UiT quality system.
- 2 written assignments
- Oral presentations
- 70% attendance
Required attendance and assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.
Assessment and exam:
The exam consists of two parts:
- Individual oral presentation
- Individual paper
Written and oral exams can be completed in English or Norwegian.
The individual oral presentation counts for 60% of the mark. The individual paper counts for 40% of the mark.
Separate grades are given for individual oral presentation and the individual paper. Both presentation and paper must be passed to receive a final grade in the course.
Grades: A - E for passed exam, F for failed. In case of F, new exam must be taken next time the course is offered.