COMMUNICATING IN THE INFORMATION AGE
2017/2018, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Ctr For English Language Communication)
Modular Credits: 4
Communication,critical thinking,information age
In a context of prolific production and convenient access to content and innovation in the Information Age, how should one critically process and clearly communicate ideas to various audiences? In this module, students will learn to question and articulate their analysis of assumptions and assertions on issues facing the Information Age through processes such as identifying bias and substantiating arguments. The Ennis’ (1986, 2001) taxonomy of critical thinking dispositions will be employed to develop students’ analytical thinking skills and their ability to articulate cogent responses to arguments or to defend their own positions in both written and oral form.
1. Students who are required to take ES1000 Basic English and/or ES1103 English for Academic Purposes, must pass those modules before they are allowed to read this module. 2. Only SoC students matriculated in AY2016/2017 and after, are allowed to take ES2660.
GET1006 and GEK1901
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week