Communication for Environmental Management and Technology III

Fall 2017 (2 credits)


LANG3081
Co-ordinator: Leonard West
Leonard West

Course Description

This course 2 credit course aims to develop students’ ability to use English effectively in professional contexts relevant to their careers. The course equips students with the appropriate English competence related to seeking employment (letters of application, resumes, etc.) and applying for further study (personal statements, etc.), as well as the skills required for job and admissions interviews. For EVMT students only. Prerequisite(s): LANG 2083

Intended Learning Outcomes

Knowledge/Content Related:

  1. Develop an understanding of specific audiences and their needs and desires in hiring future employees.
  2. Increase awareness of universities’ graduate entrance requirements with the intent of gaining access to such programs.

Academic Skills/Competencies:

  1. Conduct genres analysis of various work related writing instruments in the context of employment and graduate applications.
  2. Identify characteristics of effective work and graduate related presentations, and develop necessary communication skills in order to successfully present ideas.

Other Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop a wide understanding of various social groups, with a focus on their needs and interests.

Materials

No textbook will be required. Rather, students will be directed to the University’s Canvas learning system.