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About Study Course

Department: Faculty of Law
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Ilze Cīrule
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Juridical Science
Language:Latvian
Branch of science:Communication Sciences; Psychology and Ethics of Communication

Objective

Improve students’ skills and abilities to analyse their own and other people’s communication, to establish contacts with colleagues, clients and the public, including by developing and strengthening practical communication techniques (along with systematising and consolidating knowledge of legal terminology and legal norms); to help and encourage students to understand the practical application of theoretical knowledge in action; to provide an insight into asking questions and evaluating the answers received, using metalanguage, focusing on the most common failures and mistakes in practical communication (in spoken and written language).

Prerequisites

Legal Theory.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

A certain amount of information on practical communication (emphasising the professional behaviour of a lawyer), basic issues of communication and terminology is gained; understanding of the structure and building of a communication act is acquired; the role of correct behaviour and conduct in each certain situation of professional activity is understood.

Skills

Analyse and understand own behaviour and what the communication partner has said and done; work with information sources; deal with different communication situations, including disputes and conflicts; prepare for unexpected conversations with various people; be able to persuade the communication partner and predict their behaviour.
Master the skill of practical communication; analyse own and other people performance, observing legal provisions.
Plan and organise, evaluate and improve their own and other people activities.
Able to work with others.
Able to find creative solutions to professional problems on the basis of an analytical approach.

Competence

Professional competence, relevant knowledge; professional, individual and social experience and understanding of practical communication matters.
The development of study competence is based on the knowledge acquired in psychology and other study courses. In developing the content of the study course, it is taken into account that the study course is of interest to students if it is relevant and related to everyday life and professional activity.
Able to obtain, select and analyse information independently and use it.

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