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Semester (Sem)
1First Semester
2Second Semester
AAnnual course
Course completely offered in italian
Course completely offered in english
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Innovative teaching
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Course Details
Academic Year 2016/2017
School School of Industrial and Information Engineering
Name (Master of Science degree)(ord. 270) - MI (481) Computer Science and Engineering
Programme Year 2

Course Details
ID Code 050704
Course Type Mono-Disciplinary Course
Credits (CFU / ECTS) 5.0
Semester --
Course Description The goal is to enhance students' communication skills in: public speaking, written communication (special emphasis on project proposals), digital communication. A quote by MIT communication instructors summarizes the goal: "engineers who don't write [=communicate] well end up working for engineers who do write well". The course will be divided into four parts. Part 1: Communication principles, and argumentation: the main tool for communication - language - will be briefly introduced through insights from linguistics, semiotics and philosophy of language. Then rhetoric as "the art of speaking" will be presented. Eventually, we will move to the main argumentation schemas as well as the main fallacies (i.e. apparently correct but in truth deceiving arguments). Part 1 has the goal of moving students from "how to communicate clearly" (rhetoric) to "how to communicate effectively" (argumentation). Part 2: Public speaking Students will be introduced to the basic principles of public speaking, exemplified through a number of "good practices" and put into practice through realistic case-studies. "Debate classes" (where two groups of students argument in favor of different opinions) will be also organized. Part 3: Written communication After the introduction of some principles of written communication & "good practices, students will practice by preparing a project proposal. Part 4: Digital communication Students will be introduced to basic elements of multimedia, interactive communication and will practice them through the creation of a digital storytelling on a topic related to their curriculum or their future career.

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Area Servizi ICT