Course details of CS 792 - Communication Skills -II

Course Name Communication Skills -II
Total Credits 4
Type N
Lecture 0
Tutorial 2
Practical 0
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Prerequisite
Text Reference Booth, W C, Colomb, G G, and Williams, J M The Craft of Research (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008. 2) Monippally, M. M., Pawar, B.S. Academic Writing: A Guide for Management Students and Researchers, Response Books, (2010). 3) Strunk Jr., William; E. B. White, The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition, Longman; 4th edition (1999). 4) Truss, Lynne Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Gotham; (2006). 5) Alley, Michael The Craft of Scientific Presentations, Springer (2003). 6) Whitesides, George M. “Whitesides Group: Writing a Paper”, Advanced Materials 16 1375–77 (2004)
Description 1) Discussion on the basis of scientific method – why we do what we do? Also note taking techniques and proof reading. 2) Specific Aspects of Reading/Writing Technical papers 3) Discussion and debate after suggested reading, listening to podcasts, webcasts, TED talks, etc. (offline). 4) Communication as storytelling: The Art of storytelling. Including a discussion on the structure of a “good” story. 5) Visual communication skills: the language of aesthetics, fonts, colour. The art of illustration and choosing presentation templates. Introduction to tools for creating slides. 6) The roots of good communication: Ethics and earnestness. Discussion. Also discussion on plagiarism. 7) Writing and talking about workplace relationships, gender issues, stereotypes, biases, labeling 8) Discussion on contextual viewpoint, non-verbal communication, analysis of mannerisms during interactions and presentations and body language.
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