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Introduction to the Studies and Speciality

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:3.00
Study Course Accepted:26.10.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:KSK_256LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:Communication SciencesTarget Audience:Communication Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Ruta Siliņa
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Faculty of Communication
The Head of Structural Unit:Anda Rožukalne
Contacts:Riga, 16 Dzirciema Street, kfkoatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67409183
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)6Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (count)6Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes12
Total Contact Hours24
Part-Time - Semester No.1
Lectures (count)6Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures12
Classes (count)4Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes8
Total Contact Hours20
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Not necessary.
Objective:
The course has been created to prepare and lead students into the study process and provide an insight into the selected speciality.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1What does it mean to be a student?Lectures1.00auditorium
2Information literacyLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
3Introduction to the studies and the study work (from the legal point of view)Lectures1.00auditorium
4Introduction to communication and media studies. Concept and essence of communication. Interaction between journalism, public relations, multimedia communication and photographyLectures1.00auditorium
5Plagiarism and its consequencesLectures1.00auditorium
6Academic writingClasses2.00auditorium
7Structure of a research paperLectures1.00auditorium
8Introduction to communication in research paperClasses3.00auditorium
Topic Layout (Part-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1What does it mean to be a student?Lectures1.00auditorium
2Information literacyLectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
3Introduction to the studies and the study work (from the legal point of view)Lectures1.00auditorium
4Introduction to communication and media studies. Concept and essence of communication. Interaction between journalism, public relations, multimedia communication and photographyLectures1.00auditorium
5Plagiarism and its consequencesLectures1.00auditorium
6Academic writingClasses2.00auditorium
7Structure of a research paperLectures1.00auditorium
8Introduction to communication in research paperClasses1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
seminar works.
Assessment Criteria:
in accordance with the RSU Regulations, in accordance with the requirements of the specific task, conclusions and suggestions.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam
Final Examination (Part-Time):Exam
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:on the communication study process, its requirements, basic principles of formation of research paper, the basic skills the student requires.
Skills:students will be able to develop their learning skills, will learn to find their way around the requirements of university lecturers and the study process; to search and evaluate the readings necessary for the studies and other additional materials, to form research papers – summaries of literature, essays, reports, group projects, independent research and creative works in different areas of communication. During the course the students will master the skills of forming the main study paper, will train in academic writing and create their course paper concepts.
Competencies:on the study process and the framework of the communication sector.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1KSK Studenta rokasgrāmata
2Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes Ētikas kodekss
3Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes Satversme
4Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes Ētikas kodekss
5Studiju reglaments I
6Studiju iekšējās kārtības noteikumi
7Dainton M., (Dawn) Zelley E.D. Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life: A Practical Introduction // Introduction to Communication Theory // Chapter 1
8Argumentētā eseja
9Argumentētā eseja
Additional Reading
1Informācijpratība sociālajās zinātnēs
2Medijpratība: Pamatkurss
3Medijpratība: Padziļināts kurss