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 have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

12

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

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

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