Languages & communication

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Crédits ECTS
Automne - Fall
Master - Grade
Prérequis / Prerequisites
Bachelor's degree or Equivalent; Level B2 of the the CECRL in English
- Ease of use of internet search engines;
- Fundamental knowledge in Office tools: MS Word, spreadsheets and ease of use of Power-Point.
Contenu du cours / Course content
- Topics covered include:
- Reading: Scan reading - Skim reading - Reading for detail;
- Specific reading techniques for more efficiency in relevant files and documents’ selection;
- Technics for Writing contents of Personal web-pages;
- Oral Communication Skills : Listening - Listening for gist - Listening for detail;
- Internet resources efficient exploitation (accurate resources for academic research in economics, specificities of main internet search engines and tools and tips for more efficiency);
- Problem situation: Comparison of information search tools;
- Information retrieval strategies and information retrieval methods;
- Evaluation and citation of bibliographic resources;
- Literature quality indicators, comparison and ranking methods;
- Writing a report: structure – contents – details;
- Writing policy briefs;
- Preparing oral presentations and efficient visual illustrations (posters, flyers…).

Objectifs du cours / Course objectives
The objective of this unit is to enhance students’ communication capabilities and provide them relevant and wise techniques to save time and increase efficiency in both research and results restitution and dissemination. This module allows the student to:
- Be aware of the importance of communication skills and techniques in academic, professional and personal life;
- Develop efficient reading and comprehension skills;
- Have an insight into the diversity and specificities of internet search engines for scientific literature;
- Understand the type of available services, documents and information he can find on internet,
- To be familiar with the different types of research tools available on the internet through knowledge of their operating principles, specificities, usefulness and limitations;
- Be able to write scientific reports and professional deliverables;
- Be able to identify, choose and implement a communication strategy and techniques adapted to different academic and professional situations.

Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique
Faculté de Gouvernance, Sciences Economiques et Sociales

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Ben Guérir, 43150
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