|Syllabus of programmes I created for several courses I taught in English Communications, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Macau, between 1996/99|
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION - COMM 205
Lecturer: Clara Gomes
This course will introduce students to the background and most important
theories in the study of intercultural communication. It will focus on
how the intersection between cultures affects the process of communication.
We'll analyze the levels of communication in different cultural settings
such as international, interethnic and interracial settings.
1. What is culture?
Dodd, Carley, Dynamics of Intercultural Communication, Wm. C. Brown Company
Participation - The students must attend classes. Participation will be required and highly evaluated.
Assignments - there will be small assignments from lesson to lesson,
like reading a text and commenting on it next lesson.
There will be a final examination
ADVANCED INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION - COMM 403
Semester I. 1998/99
LECTURER: CLARA GOMES
JOURNALISM I - COMM 312 - 002 and 003
LECTURER: CLARA GOMES
JOURNALISM II - COMM 313
University of Macau \ FSH
Journalism II is the continuation of the first part of the program. The
objective is to introduce students to the practice of print journalism.
Although there will be lectures on issues connected with the practice
of the profession, like ethics, libel or access to information, the focus
of this subject will be on news gathering and writing exercises. There
will be no audio-visual materials - this is a print journalism course.
2. News - second-day stories and follow ups
3. Spoken word - the speech - stories with more than one speaker
4. Political news gathering - covering the Legislative Assembly
5. Press conferences
6. Interviewing principles
Newspapers: mainly The South China Morning Post and The Hong Kong Standard.
The students are required to read this two publications every day.
Since this is a university course, the students are responsible for researching and photocopying their own materials.
1. Covering one session of the Legislative Assembly. (2/3 pages)
3. Press conference. (2/3 pages)
3. Book review
4. Feature writing (2/3 pages)
Participation, attendance and discipline
The students will be required to participate in class, specially through the writing and correcting of news. Participation will be highly valued. There will be negative participation grades for those who are often absent, distracted or just don't ask questions, give examples or participate in the class exercises.
The students may not be absent more than 20 % of the classes, in which case they automatically fail the course, in accordance with faculty regulations.
Assignment 1 - 15%
MASS MEDIA - COMM 104 II
Instructor: Clara Gomes
1. COURSE OVERVIEW
This course will introduce students to the theory of mass media as well as the characteristics of each mass medium. The classes will consist mainly of lectures, and guest speakers will be invited.
The main topics of this subject will be as follows:
a. Readings -- We will be using a text book by Joseph R. Dominick The Dynamics of Mass Communications, 5th ed. , MacGraw-Hill. Those who want a copy can check with bookstores in Hong Kong. There will also be other reading materials.
b. Written assignments -- there will be two individual assignments and
one group project.
c. Attendance and participation -- according to the University regulations,
those who fail to attend more than 20% of the lectures will not be allowed
to take the final
d. Tests -- there will be a mid-term and a final examination.
* Attendance and participation 10%
INTERPERSONAL AND SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
The 4th year students created a newspaper, UMAC Bridges, under the lecturer's orientation.