Communication Skills

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Title of the course

Communication Skill-II

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Credit Structure (L-T-P-C)

0-2-0-4

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Type of Course

(Institute/ Departmental)

+ (Core/ Elective/ …)

Departmental Core

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Semester in which normally to be offered (Autumn/Spring)

Autumn

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Whether Full or Half Semester Course

Full

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Pre-requisite(s), if any (For the students) – specify course number(s)

No

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Course Content 

–To enhance skills in technical presentation in oral, writing and graphics communication.

–To develop and enhance skills for effectively working in teams and time management.

–To strengthen  skills for understanding and working with complex scenarios under political, ethical, and economic challenges that confront decision makers who are handling complex problems.

Teaching component

• Analysis and presentation of a urban policy document – group work

• Review of a peer reviewed Literature review on a preferred topic – individual work

• Learn techniques of framing research problem statement and formulating hypothesis

• Conduct and present a literature review on a topic of choice.

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Texts/References **

Adamy, D. (2000). Preparing and delivering effective technical presentations. 2nd ed. Boston: Artech House. (ISBN-10: 0890062463ISBN-13: 978-0890062463)

Hirsch, H. L. (2000). The essence of technical communication for engineers : writing, presentation, and meeting skills. New York: IEEE Press. (ISBN-10: 0780347382ISBN-13: 978-0780347380)

Conklin, J., &Hayhoe, G. F. (2011). Qualitative research in technical communication. New York: Routledge (ISBN-10: 0415876362ISBN-13: 978-0415876360)

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Name(s) of Instructor(s) ***

Ronita Bardhan, Arnab Jana & Monika Jain

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Name(s) of other Departments/ Academic Units to whom the course is relevant

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Is/Are there any course(s) in the same/ other academic unit(s) which is/ are equivalent to this course? If so, please give details.

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Justification/ Need for introducing the course

Departmental component of the institute level course on communication skills

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