PR 101 – Communication Skills

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PR 101 – Communication Skills; Weekly hours: 2+1, ECTS: 5
The goal of this course is to provide undergraduate students with a conceptual framework and specific tools for communicating in complex environments and accomplishing strategic academic and professional goals.  This core course provides an introduction to writing, oral, and collaborative skills, necessary for the development of three sets of generic skills that are to do with ‘yourself’, ‘others’ and ‘the interactions between yourself and others’. The course is an overview of, and introduction to, different communication skills which are necessary for creating positive relational dynamics, as well as for the management of impression and efficiency in various personal and professional contexts. This course contains the following topics: Introduction to Communication Skills and Key Concepts; Self Assessment & Self Management; Communication Processes and Models; Effective communication/Listening, Questioning, Assertiveness & Reflecting; Non-verbal Communication; Accepting Differences and Intercultural Communication; Effective Presentation; Group Dynamics & Team Working; Managing Conflict; Academic Skills: Academic Writing, Reading and Study Skills and Interpersonal Communication in the Age of Digital Communication.