Communication studies lecture 1


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  • Welcome all Students to 6 th form and the new term. Explain that this lesson is
  • “ Centrality of the language” speaks to the fact that language is a universal function of every human beings. Every human being needs language (Speech or symbols or gestures). The Caribbean Linguistic Environment- Creoles, and inherited European languages.
  • Communication studies lecture 1

    1. 1. Lesson One Title: Course Outline Term 1 Mr. Farley Chavez Augustine
    2. 2. <ul><li>Communication Studies is aimed at building one’s awareness of the centrality of language to the normal functioning of human beings and facilitates their ability to operate in the Caribbean linguistic environment and beyond. </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>The Syllabus consists of three modules: </li></ul><ul><li>Module 1- Gathering and Processing Information </li></ul><ul><li>Module 2- Language and Community </li></ul><ul><li>Module 3- Speaking and Writing </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Expression (oral & written) </li></ul><ul><li>grammar, usage, word choice, spelling, punctuation, pronunciation, </li></ul><ul><li>enunciation, revising and editing drafts </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Levels: literal, interpretive, analytical, application. Modes: </li></ul><ul><li>efferent, aesthetic, critical. Genres: narrative/descriptive, </li></ul><ul><li>expository, argumentative/persuasive </li></ul><ul><li>Summary Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Note taking, distinguishing main and subsidiary ideas, understanding </li></ul><ul><li>logical linkages between ideas, formulating topic sentences and </li></ul><ul><li>linking them to subsidiary ideas, sequencing, condensing, writing </li></ul><ul><li>outlines, writing continuous prose summaries, editing drafts (peer </li></ul><ul><li>and self-evaluation) </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Current Issues: Evaluating Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Defining key concepts (authority, reliability, validity, bias, </li></ul><ul><li>fact, opinion); identifying a significant issue; sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>information: locating primary and secondary sources; </li></ul><ul><li>choosing from among sources; determining the </li></ul><ul><li>appropriateness of data collection methods; summarizing the </li></ul><ul><li>content of sources; evaluating the reliability and validity of </li></ul><ul><li>sources </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing Skills (oral & written) </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions and conclusions; focus and emphasis; logical </li></ul><ul><li>linkages, formatting, revising and editing drafts </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Expression (oral & written) </li></ul><ul><li>Same content areas as Module 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Defining Language </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of language- (Language as: human; </li></ul><ul><li>verbal; symbolic; systematic <non-arbitrary>; </li></ul><ul><li>maturational; non-instinctive <naturally acquired>; </li></ul><ul><li>dynamic); differentiation between ‘language’ </li></ul><ul><li>(generic) and ‘a language’ (individual); purposes of </li></ul><ul><li>language </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Characteristics of English Creole Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Language in the Society </li></ul><ul><li>Influence of social, political and other cultural </li></ul><ul><li>factors on language and communication; the role </li></ul><ul><li>of languages; the influence of historical factors on </li></ul><ul><li>language in the region; attitudes to Caribbean </li></ul><ul><li>language; language in international situations; </li></ul><ul><li>language in interactive situations </li></ul><ul><li>Technology, Culture and Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Print, electronic; enhancing and facilitating </li></ul><ul><li>communication; the effects of technology </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Expression (oral & written) </li></ul><ul><li>Same content areas as Module 1 & 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Process of Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of the process (sender, message, </li></ul><ul><li>channel/medium, receiver, feedback); mass media </li></ul><ul><li>and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Forms of Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal, non-verbal, body language, use of space, </li></ul><ul><li>use of objects, dress, graphics </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Contexts of Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, </li></ul><ul><li>organizational, academic, public, intercultural </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing Skills (oral & written) </li></ul><ul><li>Same as Module 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Speaking and Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking: conversation; short expository, </li></ul><ul><li>persuasive and argumentative speeches </li></ul><ul><li>Writing: reflective (journals and diaries), academic </li></ul><ul><li>essays </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Paper 01A (1 ½ hrs) Ten compulsory short-response questions >>25% (2 questions on module 1, 4 on module 2, 4 on module 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 01B (30min) Four compulsory questions from module 1 requiring short-responses >>5% </li></ul><ul><li>Paper 02 (2 ½ hrs) Three compulsory questions, one on each module>>50% </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Internal Assessment 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Written Portfolios & Oral Examination </li></ul><ul><li>*(Internal Assessments are to be completed in the second term) </li></ul>
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