This course is designed to teach students how to write clearly and effectively in Standard English; the ability to read and write clearly and correctly is a skill that will help students in their careers and personal lives. In this course, students will work on the writing process and use prewriting, writing, and revising techniques. Students will become familiar with the standards of grammar, usage, and punctuation. They will develop the ability to understand printed material so as to develop the learning base for more advanced English courses.
This course teaches students how to read and think critically about Literature. The course introduces students to literary works and the historical periods in which they were written, so as to develop competency in analyzing human thought, philosophy, and social issue . In reading and thinking critically about Literature, students will develop interpretive skills that they can transfer to other disciplines such as Business, Politics, Psychology, Science or Mass Media.
This course introduces students to skills of academic reading, writing and critical thinking, thus training them to write clearly and intelligently in their various program disciplines.
This course is designed to make students effective communicators in the world of business. The course deals with all forms of written business communication, including writing reports, advertising messages, CVs, application letters, and letters of complaint. Another major aspect of the course is its emphasis on oral presentation and correct office procedures. The course equips students with the ability to approach the job seeking process with success. In the course, students are taught the fundamentals of how to market themselves effectively in the job-seeking process. Students who have successfully completed this course should feel confident in their ability to market themselves or their companies in an oral presentation. This course is recommended for those thinking about careers in sales, marketing, or advertising.
This course is an introduction to communication in organizations. It exposes students to relevant communication theories, and to issues of ethics, leadership, teamwork, diversity, global organizations, and technologies. It focuses on how effective human communication generates success within organizations, and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media.
Foundations for Communication is a task-based course intended to provide multilingual students with the foundations for communication necessary for success in their academic pursuits at SGU. In this course, students will develop and practice the foundational skills necessary for communication in academic and scientific contexts. These skills include the development of the macro language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as micro communication skills, critical thinking and cultural awareness. Students will engage with these skills by investigating and exploring different topics within a scientific and medical framework. Overall, students will gain confidence in their ability to communicate effectively through the language and culture of medicine.
Foundations for Medical Communication is a task-based course that builds on the skills developed in the Foundations for Communication course and is intended to provide multilingual students with foundations for the medical communication necessary for success in their academic pursuits at SGU and beyond. In this course, students will continue to practice the foundational skills necessary for medical communication. These skills include the development of the macro language skills (reading, Writing, Listening and speaking) as well as micro communication skills, critical thinking, and cultural awareness.
Integrated Medical Communication is a task-based course that builds on the skills developed in the Foundations for Communication and Foundations for Medical Communications course and is intended to provide multilingual students with more hands-on practice applying and analyzing the medical communication skills necessary for success in their academic and professional pursuits at SGU and beyond. In this course, students will apply the foundational skills necessary for medical communication and move beyond the foundations to explore clinical conditions and their social, cultural and economic implications. Students will hone skills in critical thinking, developing an argument, scholarly reading and writing, academic research and database searches, synthesis and giving presentations. Overall, students will gain confidence in their ability to communicate effectively through the language and culture of medicine.
Applied Medical Communication is designed to help students develop communication skills for the medical interview. Students will discuss the impact of culture on medical professionalism and how the relates to doctor-patient interaction. Students will identify culturally appropriate modes of communicating with patients. Students will discuss and evaluate performances of themselves, their peers and professionals.