Communication I

Credits: 3 units

Semester: Fall

Length: full semester

Overview

The goal of the Communication course is to provide students a wide range of skills that can help them to succeed in the Software Engineering program as well as in their future career.

The course is delivered in the Fall, once a week. It includes numerous practical activities and in-class exercises, so the 100% participation (and presence) is required to pass the course. Students will also be asked to do homework.

Course topics

1. Social skills. Students will learn how to deal with different people and situations that may raise while working in the team/organization:

  • Understanding different personality types
  • Cultural differences
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation skills
  • Team work

2. Reading. Skimming and scanning. Students will learn about different reading types and practice so much needed skills to help them with the numerous reading materials in Core courses.

3. Writing. We will practice the general rules of business writing style. And practice the following:

  • Writing emails that people will read and understand
  • Writing an instruction
  • Writing documentation for your project

Additional topics may be adding if students show interest and share the ideas with the instructors.

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