2019 Presentation for Science and Engineering I 1

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Human Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering
Instructor(s)
Chu Ray 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Thr1-2(J232)  
Group
1
Course number
HCB.C441
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/3/18
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

The purpose of this course is to bring awareness to students on how to self-examine the way we speak and express ourselves in a group setting. What makes certain speakers appear more confident than others? How can we improve our communication with limited knowledge of a foreign language? Why certain people have stronger presence than others in a discussion? These are the questions that will be tackled in this course. Through numerous small group activities each student will attain specific tools and skills that he/she can easily utilize to instantly upgrade his/her image as a confident speaker in group discussions.

Student learning outcomes

Through this course:
Students will be able to recognize the elements of successful participation in group discussions.
Students will be able to utilize tools to appear confident and play an active role when speaking in English in a group setting.  

Keywords

confidence, English, presentation, discussion, techniques 

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

1. Exposure to a skill
2. Hands-on practice of the skill
3. Analysis
4. 2nd enactment of the skill                                                                                                                 

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Course overview and course expectation Leadership Part 1: Students learn to take the leading role in a discussion by speaking up with eagerness  None
Class 2 Presence Part 1: Students learn to appeal their presence in a conversation by using minimal vocabulary and responding actively to others      Conversation theme prep (Students will prepare to speak about a topic determined weekly) 
Class 3 Fairness Part 1: Students learn to involve all members in a discussion by simplifying their speech and appointing the next speaker               Conversation theme prep (Students will prepare to speak about a topic determined weekly) 
Class 4 Leadership Part 2: Students learn how to remain in the leading role by using questions and making the final remark in a conversation                     Conversation theme prep (Students will prepare to speak about a topic determined weekly) 
Class 5 Presence Part 2: Students learn how to affirm their presence by interrupting a discussion and changing the conversation topic                     Conversation theme prep (Students will prepare to speak about a topic determined weekly) skills such as giving examples
Class 6 Fairness Part 2: Students learn how to move a discussion forward by assisting others in the group Review Quiz      Conversation theme prep (Students will prepare to speak about a topic determined weekly) 
Class 7 Final Test Day 1: Group discussion The discussion participants use all tools to participate actively in discussions while being evaluated by peer observers     Review course   
Class 8 Final Test Day 2: Group discussionThe discussion participants use all tools to participate actively in discussions while being evaluated by peer observers      Review course

Textbook(s)

No text 

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Handouts only 

Assessment criteria and methods

1. Being able to appear confident when speaking in a group
2. Being able to recognize the elements of successful discussion participation          

Related courses

  • Presentation for Science and Engineering II 

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

None

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

raychu.titech[at]gmail.com

Office hours

None

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