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Soft Skills

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Soft Skills
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BIBW-251
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2VU (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written composition with presentation

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BIBW-251 (P420-0214) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 75 hours (equivalent to 2.5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 52.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Petra Garnjost
Dozierende des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module students will be able to:
-work on their studies independently and acquire new knowledge on their own
-speak freely and confidently in front of a group
-name the principles of convincing argumentation and
 apply them in concrete discussions and lectures
-name and apply the criteria of a successful presentation, e. g. with PowerPoint

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Module content:
Module content:
- Speaking freely
- Speaking convincingly
- Training speech techniques
- Confident body language
- Convincing argumentation skills
- Reducing stage fright
- Modern presentation techniques

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Teaching methods/Media:
Partner and group work, exercises and role playing, use of camera and video technology.

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Recommended or required reading:
Hartmann, M., Funk, R. und Nietmann, H.: Präsentieren, latest edition, Verlag Beltz
Lemmermann, H. Praxisbuch Rhetorik, latest edition, mgv Verlag
Molcho, S., Alles über Körpersprache, latest edition, Mosaik Verlag
Thiele, A., Argumentieren unter Stress, latest edition, dtv
Vogt, G., Erfolgreiche Rhetorik, latest edition, Oldenbourg-Verlag

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