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Blekinge Institute of Technology
School of DSN, Humanities
COURSE SYLLABUS
Språk och Kommunikation II
Language and Communication II
15 ECTS credit points (15 högskolepoäng)
Course code: EN1204
Educational level: Basic level
Course level: G1F
Field of education: The Humanities, Technology
Subject group: English
Subject area: The course is not part of a main field of study
at BTH.
Version: 3,1
Applies from: 2010-03-18
Approved: 2010-03-18
Replaces course syllabus approved: 2007-09-14
1 Course title and credit points
The course is titled Language and Communication
II/Språk och Kommunikation II and awards 15 ECTS
credits. One credit point (högskolepoäng)
corresponds to one credit point in the European
Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
2 Decision and approval
This course is established by School of
Technoculture, Humanities and Planning
2010-03-18. The course syllabus was revised by
School of DSN, Humanities and applies from
2010-03-18.
3 Objectives
The goals of this course are to further enhance
English and rhetorical skills gained in Language and
Communication 1 (EN1105). In particular, the
course will extend composition skills, critical
reading practices and oral presentation skills with
an increased emphasis on identifying and
developing arguments and conducting effective
research. The course will provide training in the
production of texts in various genres to develop
effective communication skills. Additionally,
students will learn basic computer skills in
Macromedia Dreaweaver and Adobe Photoshop .
4 Content
In the course students will produce and critically
reflect on a variety of texts and cultural artifacts to
analyze argument design. Such analysis, combined
with academic research, will help students produce
effective arguments of their own in a variety of
media forms. Students will read traditional
academic essays, discuss films, and critique digital
texts in order to identify their rhetorical properties.
Students will be given basic training in conventional
and online research practices, and they will learn
how to incorporate such research in their own
argumentative texts. To enhance the students’
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grammatical skills necessary for academic writing,
classes in grammar instructions and elements of
linguistics form part of the course. In addition, the
course includes media labs in Dreamweaver and
Photoshop. Students will present their work in both
written and oral formats.
5 Aims and learning outcomes
On completion of the course the student will
extend all aims and learning outcomes outlined in
Language and Communication 1 (EN1105).
Additionally, students will:
•critically analyze and compare digital, film, and
printed texts from different cultural, theoretical, and
graphical perspectives
•produce different texts in a variety of media forms
to emphasize rhetorical arguments
•conduct and incorporate research in different texts
as evidence for arguments
•cite research sources according to MLA formats
•reflect on the writing process, both in individual
and group environments
•use Dreamweaver and Photoshop to design
rhetorically persuasive texts
6 Generic skills
The following generic skills are trained in the
course:
•Critical reading and writing practices in English
•Computer literacy
•Oral presentation skills
•Research practices
7 Learning and teaching
Teaching consists of lectures, seminars, peer-group
sessions and workshops. Lectures and seminars
introduce students to rules of composition and
grammar, while peer group sessions provide
opportunities to work on assignments and texts.
Individual assignments will give opportunity for
reflection. The course also includes Dreamweaver
and Photoshop labs and examination,
Program students will integrate assignments into
their digital portfolio which is developed
throughout the program.
The course is taught in English.
8 Assessment and grading
Examination of the course
-------------------------------------------------
Code Module Credit Grade
-------------------------------------------------
1105 Textproduction 13 ECTS U/G/VG
1115 Oral presentation 2 ECTS U/G/VG
-------------------------------------------------
The course will be graded Fail, Pass or Pass with
Distinction.
On request grades according to ECTS will be given.
9 Course evaluation
The course coordinator is responsible for
systematically gathering feedback from the students
in course evaluations and making sure that the
results of these feed back into the development of
the course.
10 Prerequisites
11 Field of education and subject area
The course is part of the field of education and is not
part of a main field of study at BTH.
12 Restrictions regarding degree
The course cannot form part of a degree with
another course, the content of which completely or
partly corresponds with the contents of this course.
13 Course literature and other teaching material
Literature list
Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop
are used in media labs.
The instructor may select form the following texts.
Chrystal, David: Making Sense of Grammar
Sidney Greenbaum and Gerald Nelson : An
Introduction to English Grammar. 2nd ed
A compendia of critical articles may be provided.
Films and additional media resources may be
included in the course and will be provided by the
instructor.
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Syllabus-MA1434-Complex Analysis and Transforms
 

Syllabus-EN1204-Language and Communication II

  • 1. Blekinge Institute of Technology School of DSN, Humanities COURSE SYLLABUS Språk och Kommunikation II Language and Communication II 15 ECTS credit points (15 högskolepoäng) Course code: EN1204 Educational level: Basic level Course level: G1F Field of education: The Humanities, Technology Subject group: English Subject area: The course is not part of a main field of study at BTH. Version: 3,1 Applies from: 2010-03-18 Approved: 2010-03-18 Replaces course syllabus approved: 2007-09-14 1 Course title and credit points The course is titled Language and Communication II/Språk och Kommunikation II and awards 15 ECTS credits. One credit point (högskolepoäng) corresponds to one credit point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). 2 Decision and approval This course is established by School of Technoculture, Humanities and Planning 2010-03-18. The course syllabus was revised by School of DSN, Humanities and applies from 2010-03-18. 3 Objectives The goals of this course are to further enhance English and rhetorical skills gained in Language and Communication 1 (EN1105). In particular, the course will extend composition skills, critical reading practices and oral presentation skills with an increased emphasis on identifying and developing arguments and conducting effective research. The course will provide training in the production of texts in various genres to develop effective communication skills. Additionally, students will learn basic computer skills in Macromedia Dreaweaver and Adobe Photoshop . 4 Content In the course students will produce and critically reflect on a variety of texts and cultural artifacts to analyze argument design. Such analysis, combined with academic research, will help students produce effective arguments of their own in a variety of media forms. Students will read traditional academic essays, discuss films, and critique digital texts in order to identify their rhetorical properties. Students will be given basic training in conventional and online research practices, and they will learn how to incorporate such research in their own argumentative texts. To enhance the students’ page 1 grammatical skills necessary for academic writing, classes in grammar instructions and elements of linguistics form part of the course. In addition, the course includes media labs in Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Students will present their work in both written and oral formats. 5 Aims and learning outcomes On completion of the course the student will extend all aims and learning outcomes outlined in Language and Communication 1 (EN1105). Additionally, students will: •critically analyze and compare digital, film, and printed texts from different cultural, theoretical, and graphical perspectives •produce different texts in a variety of media forms to emphasize rhetorical arguments •conduct and incorporate research in different texts as evidence for arguments •cite research sources according to MLA formats •reflect on the writing process, both in individual and group environments •use Dreamweaver and Photoshop to design rhetorically persuasive texts 6 Generic skills The following generic skills are trained in the course: •Critical reading and writing practices in English •Computer literacy •Oral presentation skills •Research practices 7 Learning and teaching Teaching consists of lectures, seminars, peer-group sessions and workshops. Lectures and seminars introduce students to rules of composition and grammar, while peer group sessions provide opportunities to work on assignments and texts. Individual assignments will give opportunity for reflection. The course also includes Dreamweaver
  • 2. and Photoshop labs and examination, Program students will integrate assignments into their digital portfolio which is developed throughout the program. The course is taught in English. 8 Assessment and grading Examination of the course ------------------------------------------------- Code Module Credit Grade ------------------------------------------------- 1105 Textproduction 13 ECTS U/G/VG 1115 Oral presentation 2 ECTS U/G/VG ------------------------------------------------- The course will be graded Fail, Pass or Pass with Distinction. On request grades according to ECTS will be given. 9 Course evaluation The course coordinator is responsible for systematically gathering feedback from the students in course evaluations and making sure that the results of these feed back into the development of the course. 10 Prerequisites 11 Field of education and subject area The course is part of the field of education and is not part of a main field of study at BTH. 12 Restrictions regarding degree The course cannot form part of a degree with another course, the content of which completely or partly corresponds with the contents of this course. 13 Course literature and other teaching material Literature list Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop are used in media labs. The instructor may select form the following texts. Chrystal, David: Making Sense of Grammar Sidney Greenbaum and Gerald Nelson : An Introduction to English Grammar. 2nd ed A compendia of critical articles may be provided. Films and additional media resources may be included in the course and will be provided by the instructor. s page 2