Course detail

Social Communication

FAST-TY01Acad. year: 2018/2019

Society, group and team, general sociology, evolution of communication, the theory of communication, interpersonal and work relations, modern presentation and communication, public relations, individual and work communication, communication in human resource management, communication in management, communication with public and with media, modern styles in communication.

Department

Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course is focused on the giving of basic informations about the theories of communication, about the basic models of human relations and also with both formal and informal aspect of work and social communication.
The aim of the course is to obtain knowledge about the optimal interpersonal communication, communication errors, fauls and about the assertive communication.
Students will acquire knowledge in the field of interpersonal communication, negotiation, and conflict solution.
Students will be able to efficiently consider their verbal and nonverbal display.
Students will prepare and make a public speech (as a preparation for the defence of the thesis)and obtain for that a feedback.
Theoretical introduction to applied psychology, to sociology and to communication theory.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge from general psychology and sociology, elementary terms in psychology and personality psychology. Acquaintance with sociological research and its practical use.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Kohoutek R.: Základy sociální psychologie. CERM, 1998.
Kohoutek R.: Základy užité psychologie. CERM, 2002.
ATKINSON, R. L.; ATKINSON, R. C.;SMITH, E.E.: Psychologie. Portál, 2003.
Fielden, J. S.: Principles of Business Communication. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990.
Keller J.: Úvod do sociologie. SLON, 1997.
Kohoutek R., Štěpaník, J.: Psychologie a organizace řízení. CERM, 2000.
Bedrnová, E., Nový, I.: Psychologie a sociologie řízení. Management Press, 2002.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The information will be passed on in the form of lectures, accompanied by rich photographic material. As part of the exercise, the students will work in groups and also individually in the context of socio-psychological activities. Each student individually will prepare a seminar work down to the public. Lectures, basic information, and a lot of information beyond the recited topics are in LMS Moodle.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Each student must have a maximum participation in the exercises (min. 80%). Each student submits the seminal work in printed form in the range of a minimum of two standard pages and presents a 7 min speech in front of other students.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction social sciences, its use of theory and practice of civil engineering.
2. Social psychology and its place in personal life; Psychological terminology - memory, speech and mind.
3. Methods of psychological and communication research: Dialog, questionnaire, anamnesis. Education and self-education. The influence of environment on personality.
4. Personality, general questions and structure of personality. Temperament and character. Types of personality. Intelligence and intellect.
5. Development and formation of a personality. Age periods of a personality development. Biological and sociological determination of personality.
6. Learning, social learning and its importance and types. General mechanisms of learning. Problems with learning in professional and personal life. Social learning styles.
7. Stress and its managing methods. Psychical hygiene. Mechanisms of adaptation.
8. Basic paradigms of sociological thinking. Sociological terms: Society, organization, group, culture, social status.
9. Communication theory, its application to society, to person and to future life career.
10. Social structure, social control, socialization. Communication: as means of problem of living in society.
11. Job choice as individual’s, sociological and communication problem. Presentation and interpretation of social situations in professional and personal life.
12. Rhetoric and communication. Quality of speech. Appropriate grammatical and rhetorical principles of public speech.
13. Analysis of some frequent lapses in communication in public speech.

Aims

Theoretical introduction to applied psychology, to sociology and to communication theory; orientation in basic terminology. Social science profitability in communication and in human resource management. Practical education of communication and rhetorical abilities in practical situations - mistakes analysis. Using acquaintances in technical field and civil engineering with view of future job position.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-A Master's

    branch ARS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch ARS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory
    branch ARS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction social sciences, its use of theory and practice of civil engineering.
2. Social psychology and its place in personal life; Psychological terminology - memory, speech and mind.
3. Methods of psychological and communication research: Dialog, questionnaire, anamnesis. Education and self-education. The influence of environment on personality.
4. Personality, general questions and structure of personality. Temperament and character. Types of personality. Intelligence and intellect.
5. Development and formation of a personality. Age periods of a personality development. Biological and sociological determination of personality.
6. Learning, social learning and its importance and types. General mechanisms of learning. Problems with learning in professional and personal life. Social learning styles.
7. Stress and its managing methods. Psychical hygiene. Mechanisms of adaptation.
8. Basic paradigms of sociological thinking. Sociological terms: Society, organization, group, culture, social status.
9. Communication theory, its application to society, to person and to future life career.
10. Social structure, social control, socialization. Communication: as means of problem of living in society.
11. Job choice as individual’s, sociological and communication problem. Presentation and interpretation of social situations in professional and personal life.
12. Rhetoric and communication. Quality of speech. Appropriate grammatical and rhetorical principles of public speech.
13. Analysis of some frequent lapses in communication in public speech.

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction in the group. Prolegomena to social communication.
2. Principles of empathy in communication, group activity.
3. Social stereotypes and, in particular, the effect of the first impression, group activity.
4. Preparation of a CV and job interview situation.
5. Delivery of papers of the students.
6. Delivery of papers of the students.