autumn 2022
REI-1009 Communication Skills - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester. 

Type of course

The course is mandatory for the achievement of BA in Arctic Adventure Tourism (AAT). The course is open for all other students and be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse. Admission procedures for foreign applicants, please read:

Admission code: 9199

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

MDA-1006 Communication Skills 10 stp
ROCK_103 Communication Skills 10 stp

Course content

The purpose of this course is to help you develop your communication skills. The course is designed to increase your understanding of principles and processes of communicating effectively in a professional setting, specifically as relevant to the tourism industry.

The course will facilitate critical thinking and understanding of the nuances of communication processes as part of society. Based on knowledge from the fields of communication, rhetoric, psychology and performing arts and music, you will learn to develop and deliver formal presentations. You will become more conscious and flexible when it comes to your personal, as well as others', communication.

Objectives of the course


The candidate

  • 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.


The candidate

  • 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.

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

The course is taught in the Fall semester.

This course is taught in weekly lectures and seminars.

Topics will be addressed through:

  • Lectures
  • Readings
  • Class discussions
  • Practical exercises
  • Oral presentations, individual and in team
  • Delivery and evaluation of individual or team presentation
  • Journal reflections

All courses will be evaluated in accordance with the UiT quality system. 

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course has academic prerequisites. Please see the "prerequisite" section for more information

Do you have questions about this course?  Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:


Examination: Date: Weighting: Grade scale:
Off campus exam 28.11.2022 09:00 (Hand out)
30.11.2022 14:00 (Hand in)
40/100 A–E, fail F
Oral exam 60/100 A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Written assignments Approved – not approved
Oral presentations Approved – not approved
Mandatory attendance Approved – not approved
UiT Exams homepage

More info about the coursework requirements

  • 2 written assignments
  • Oral presentations
  • Mandatory attendance (70%)

More info about the oral exam

Individual oral presentation

The individual oral presentation counts for 60% of the mark

Re-sit examination

In case of F, new exam must be taken next time the course is offered.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Alta |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: REI-1009
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet