Communication and negotiation skills 2

Structure Type: Course
Code: KC23AK10029
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Riihilahti, Pia-Mari
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
KOTU-2013AUTO   3 autumn   3.0   2015-08-01   2015-12-31  
KOTU-2013KOTU   3 autumn   3.0   2015-08-01   2015-12-31  
KOTU-2014AUTO   3 autumn   3.0   2016-08-01   2016-12-31  
KOTU-2014KOTU   3 autumn   3.0   2016-08-01   2016-12-31  

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will
be familiar with the stages of process writing and its advantages; be able to produce formal written material; be able to write clear instructions and specifications; know how to write scientific reports, use citations, and creating a bibliography; have skills in argumentation and debating; have command of various situations involving public appearances as well as giving presentations and holding discussions, and
be competent in holding negotiations and conferences.

Student's Workload

Will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

No previous studies are required.


Writing instructions and specifications; Writing proposals; Reports; Analysing texts and criticising sources; Academic writing; Argumentation; Presentations; Negotiations and discussions; Meetings; Grammar

Recommended or Required Reading

- Kauppinen A., Nummi J. & Savola T. 2005. Tekniikan viestintä. Kirjoittamisen ja puhumisen käsikirja. 4th or 5th edition. Edita

- Instructions for Writing a Thesis. Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Group work, oral presentations, and written assignments

Assessment Criteria

Grading will be announced during the course.

Assessment Methods

- Active participation in the lessons
- Completed oral and written exercises and assignments
- Portfolio
- Report and presentation of it

All parts must be successfully completed to receive credit for the course.