This course is for students who have placed into the Advanced level of the English Diagnostic test. It aims to facilitate students in gaining the necessary skills when applying for internships, jobs, or graduate school. Skills taught include writing of resumes/CV, cover letters, and business letters. In addition, topics such as email etiquette and responding to job posts will also be covered. Although this is a writing intensive course, there will also be opportunities to practice listening and speaking skills as well as reading comprehension.
- Teacher: Nichole McVeigh
Public Speaking (ING 603) focuses on the fundamental elements of effective oral communication in English—content, organization, vocabulary and language use, delivery, and active listening— that are essential for giving different types of presentations (extemporaneous, informative, and argumentative/persuasive) on topics both related and unrelated to the field of agronomy. You will receive detailed, individualized, and constructive feedback on your three videotaped group presentations with a rubric and professor-led review sessions. In addition, your final group presentation on a contemporary yet contentious topic in agronomy will be delivered in the auditorium in front of the university community and evaluated by three of your professors. Throughout the course, you will have opportunities to improve your speaking and listening abilities via classroom activities conducted in interpersonal as well as small and large group contexts that will assist in the development of your capacity to work in intercultural teams, fortify your agronomic understanding, and enhance your cultural knowledge and sensitivity.
- Teacher: Kent D. McLeod