PC105 - Communication Skill

This core course is designed to provide students with the following skills: (a) to communicate ideas effectively – verbal and written, (b) assist in enhancing critical thinking and ethical decision making, and (c) provide learning strategies.  Emphasis will be on learning through selected readings, group discussions, written assignments and through some formal presentations.  The course will focus on strategies to become responsible and active learners by addressing issues related to transition from home to institute; motivation and goal setting; changing attitudes and interests; managing time; dealing with stress; importance of ethics and morality for successful learners; and interacting with peers and faculty.  Students requiring assistance with English language learning will have special help outside the class in the language lab, using software and with guidance from the TAs.