ECE 67600 - Academic Oral Communication for International Graduate Students

Credits: 0

Areas of Specialization(s):

Counts as:

Normally Offered: Each Fall, Spring

Catalog Description:
This course will cover a variety of topics relevant to the verbal needs of international graduate students. Under the general topic of "an introduction to the culture of the American academic classroom," there will be discussions of and activities related to such topics as appropriate nonverbal communication; organizing spoken language; strategies for effective speech and listening; and speech acts for the classroom, office, and laboratory. The class meet one day a week for the first ten weeks of the semester and includes an additional weekly 30-minute individual speech tutoring session with a graduate student speech practitioner.

Supplementary Information:

The purpose of this course is to help international students successfully communicate according to the expectations of the American graduate classroom and other academic contexts. Students will learn how to participate in these contexts and will acquire the appropriate vocabulary necessary to function in these contexts.

Required Text(s): None.

Recommended Text(s): None.

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topics
1 Making introductions
1 Asking questions
1 Seminar participation
1 Public speaking
1 Organizing information
1 Agreeing/disagreeing
1 Nonverbal communication
1 Discussing visual aids
1 Discussing data
1 Describing objects