XENY1000 Academic and Professional Communication (2 cr)
The first-year module will help students integrate into their studies as well as into the academic community within a multicultural environment. The focus will be on critical information management skills, which will assist students in finding, evaluating, and using appropriate sources in their own areas of interest. Interactive communication will be emphasized through learning to assimilate into and work within multicultural teams in an academic environment.
Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the applicable grading scale for the course.
Compulsory and active participation. Successful completion of core assignments. Final grading is based on the applicable grading scale for the course. Compulsory attendance 80 %. More detailed assessment criteria will be presented in the beginning of the course.
• have developed key skills and strategies for independent learning and information literacy (including time management, efficient note-taking and reading, finding and critically evaluating information)
• be familiar with different academic genres as well as their general and discipline-specific conventions (including language use and terminology), identify arguments and types of argumentation, and demonstrate critical reading skills
• understand the contextual and intercultural aspects of academic and professional communication and adapt to specific situations and audiences
• work purposefully and productively in teams, (manage conflicts), and present information clearly, concisely, and persuasively to others
• reflect on, direct, monitor and evaluate their own and support their peers’ learning for the development of further skills and confidence
For students of Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Policy.