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Communication Skills

Communication Skills

Code: COM1SD002F

Extent: 3 ECTS

Timing: Semester 3-4

Language: English

Type: Compulsory

Starting level and linkage with other courses: No prerequisites.


Learning outcomes for the student

The students have better skills in listening, both verbal and non-verbal expression and analyzing their own as well as other people´s communication and expression. The student is familiar with the expression skills needed to inspire and motivate others, and is able to give constructive feedback. The student is capable of expressing his/herself tactfully and diplomatically in different kinds of situations.

Course contents

Introduction to the dynamics of interaction and communication (both interpersonal and public). Practical exercises to improve verbal and non-verbal communication skills.       

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition of prior learning is a process whereby, through assessment, credit is given to learning which has already been acquired in different ways, e.g. with earlier studies or working experience. RPL gives a student an opportunity to demonstrate his/her knowledge and skills. A student displays with the competence demonstration that s/he manages the course objectives and contents mentioned in the course description. It is possible to participate in the competence demonstration only once before taking the course. A competence demonstration is assessed on the scale from 1 to 5.

Teacher(s) responsible

Salla Aas

Course materials

Education material distributed in the class

Assessment criteria

Attitude, class activity and assignments done during the course