This course is intended for professional engineers who want to develop their rhetorical knowledge and skills. The course focuses on practical assignments (in Swedish), and the participants are encouraged to base their work on experience from their own professional fields.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course focuses on the practical skills in giving convincing and professional presentations in one's own vocational branch. The course also brings up some important theoretical angles of approach in rhetoric such as rhetorical situation, confidence bases and argumentation strategies. The emphasis lies on the ability to adapt chosen rhetorical strategies to different and for the engineering profession specific target groups and, the ability to clarify one´s own expertise. The students are given the opportunity to use their own professional or subject-specific knowledge and experiences for certain assignments.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course, the student should be able to:
1. Plan and deliver convincing presentations in one's own expert field or vocational branch and adapted to different rhetorical situations.
2. Explain the most common rhetorical concepts and use these to discuss different types of message transmission.
3. Reflect on the own and others' use of different influence means and different consequences of different rhetorical choices, which also include the ability to give and take feedback in order to develop the communicative skill and the confidence in one's own engineering role.
Literature and preparations
At least 180 credits from higher education.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LEXA - Ongoing exam oral and written assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
80 % attendance
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web LS142V