UNIVERSITY OF KERALA
FIRST DEGREE PROGRAMME IN Career related 2(a) ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH (CBCS SYSTEM)
(2010 Admission onwards)
SEMESTERS I to 4
(Core, Complementary & Vocational Courses)
For Syllabi, Scheme and MQPs of Language Courses in this Programme, see 2(a)
SEMESTER I CAREER RELATED FIRST DEGREE PROGRAMME 2(a) (CBCS System) COMMUNICATIVE ENGLISH Vocational Course I - BASICS OF COMMUNICATION: CG 1171 No of credits: 3 No of instructional hours: 3 per week (Total 54 hrs)
AIM 1. To provide the students with an ability to build and enrich their communication skills. 2. To make them familiar with different types ofcommunication. 3. to understand the barriers to effective communication 4. engage students in meaningful communication through effective tasks.
Objectives On completion of the course students should be able to: 1. Identify the basic principles of communication 2. Analyse the various types of communication 3. Make use of the essential principles of communication. 4. identify the prominent methods and models of Communication.
Module 1 Communication - definition – meaning – elements - basics of communication - communication process importance of communication - the seven C‘s of communicationcompletness - conciseness – consideration – conctretness - claritycourtsey and correctness. Module 2 Models of communication Ancient - rhetorics - Aristotle - modern --Linear model - dynamic models Module 3 Channels of communication - formal and informal – verbalnon – verbal - body language - sign language -para language circumstantial language - intrapersonal and interpersonal communication - group and mass communication - network communication - impact of IT on communication - pathways of communication - downward – upward - horizontal. Module 4 Barriers to communication - sender-centric – receiver-centric and organizational – socio-cultural -information overload - overcoming communication barriers.