Academic Interactions (GRD 721)
3 credit hours
Speaking and listening course for international graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and employees seeking to develop and further refine the English language skills necessary to interact effectively and confidently when speaking to one person or to a group. Students will discover strategies for handling speaking tasks of increasing complexity, ranging from face-to-face conversations, to small group discussions, to professional presentations. Students will also develop skills for handling challenging interactions, including expressing an opinion, agreeing an disagreeig, and adapting to high-stakes situations such as job interviews. Online course components will further promote the development of vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, and pronunciation. Spring, Summer and Fall. Pass/No Pass.