The course was established 09 February 2012.
This course syllabus (version 1) was approved 28 February 2012 by the Board of Studies at Faculty of Culture and Society.
The syllabus is valid from 03 September 2012.
The aim of the course is to develop oral skills needed to succeed in using English at the university.
The special prerequisite for this course, besides basic eligibility for university studies, is fieldeligibility 6: Civics A and English B. Applicants are exempted from the Civics A requirement.
After finishing the course, the student can:
• demonstrate awareness of the importance of articulation, volume and body language in public speaking
• speak with improved confidence, proficiency, and competence.
• give voice to their own thoughts, opinions, and knowledge
• give oral feedback on the thoughts and opinions of others
• participate confidently in group tasks and projects
The forms of examination in the course are as follows, wich together will constitute the course grade:
• active participation in seminars and submission of a reflective journal
• an oral assignment
The right to re-examination A student who has failed an exam is given two more opportunities to be re-examined on the same course content. After this, a student also has the right to be examined on the same course content when the course is run the next time. Exams and re-exams take place as specified in the timetable for the course. It is the student’s responsibility to find out when and how exams and re-exams take place, and to sign up for re-exams when that is required.
Through the use of drama and acting techniques for voice and speech designed by actors, the student will discover an awareness of and improve the vocal apparatus and their body and the skills to use them in public speaking.
Practical skills sessions in a rehearsal space, including physical and vocal exercises, reading plays, memorizing text, oral presentation. All activities will require the student to speak aloud in front of the group and to use body language to enhance oral communication.
Fail (U) or Pass (G).
Reading list and other media
Materials on Vioce and Speech as short one-asact plays will be introduced in the course from online source.
The course is concluded with an individual course evaluation focusing on the goals of the course. A summary of the evaluation results is made available to the students on the university network/learning platform and is discussed in programme councils or similar forums connected to the course.