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Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is for the student to
basic communications skills for academic and
businesslife and be able to create appropriate
written communication and
make oral presentations.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected
to be able to:
- Communicate in different business contexts
- Send and receive oral and written
- Comprehend and apply basic rhetoric
- Express his/her standpoint in a clear, logical
and relevant way
- Make written presentations, appropriate to
different situations
- Use different presentation tools
- Make oral public presentations

Course contents

- Business communication contexts
- Role of the sender and receiver in
- Basic rhetoric tools
- Written business communication and academic
- Presentation tools and oral presentations

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Not required

Previous course names


Additional information

The student is required to participate in workshops
and practical elements that constitute parts of the
examination. A detailed schedule will be published
on itslearning.

Recommended or required reading

Thomas, Neil. Concise Adair on Communication and
Presentation Skills, Thorogood Publishing, 2003.

Material provided by lecturers

Study activities

  • Lectures - 24 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 40 hours
  • Individual studies - 40 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 20 hours
  • - 1 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The course is a practical course and assessment
is based on:
- Exam/Quizz (must be passed)
- Workshops participation
- Individual assignments portfolio

**Failure to complete one or more assignments,
participate in practical workshop assignments
affects the overall course grade negatively.


  • Halmén Mia
  • Kietz Tove
  • Stenius Andreas


Kietz Tove

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Will be discussed during the introduction session.

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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