Professional and Technical Presentation for International and Multilingual Students
This course is designed to prepare future engineers, scientists, business persons, physicians, architects, etc. who need to present professional and technical information in international contexts. Students in this course will design presentations for experts and lay audiences. We will introduce intercultural communication theories and analyze international professional presentations (e.g., a roadshow presentation, a pitch to investors, a presentation for using a product). Students will give presentations to different hypothetical audiences and play the role of a particular audience to help a presenter evaluate the presentation. This course will also help students use technologies (e.g., PowerPoint and Prezi) and incorporate up-to-date presentation formats (e.g., PechaKucha and Assertion-Evidence Approach).