English - Transatlantic Relations: Current Affairs in the U.S. and the E.U. C1

Module SZ0438

This Module is offered by Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2012/3 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
WS 2012/3SS 2012

Basic Information

SZ0438 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of language courses as soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

In this module communicative skills are practiced with a focus on topics of interest to students preparing for professions in business and technology branches. The module includes opportunities for students to practice both written and oral communication needed in professional life, with emphasis on soft skills such as presenting, fielding questions, summarizing and evaluating complex texts. Emphasis is placed on developing strategies for continued learning.

Learning Outcome

After completion of this module students can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning; they can express themselves fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; they can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes and they can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Preconditions

Ability to begin work at the C1 level of the GER based on the placement test at www.moodle.tum.de

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

Communicative and skills oriented treatment of topics with use of group discussion, presentations, writing workshops, and pair work, etc.

Media

Use of online learning platform such as www.moodle.tum.de, presentations, film viewings and audio practice.

Literature

Handouts and other text material.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Grades for an oral presentation, homework assignments, and a final written examination contribute equally to the final course grade. Regular attendance and active participation in class is required.

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