711-0517/04 – Communication Competence (KomK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Social SciencesCredits2
Subject guarantorMgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Year1Semesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SCH0130 Mgr. Martina Schneiderová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Students completing the course will be able to: - use different forms of communication; - understand the various communication situations, apply the principles of effective communication, respect intercultural differences; - improve their verbal expression, present on a given topic; - engage in a conversation, ask appropriate questions, argue; - assess theit role in the team, to work with the other members; - identify own strengths and weaknesses with respect to professional orientation and career of researcher, formulate short-, medium- and long-term goals of personal development.

Teaching methods



This subject is intended for future researchers. It focuses on the soft skills development so that students can improve their communication skills, oriented in a multicultural environment and be able to exploit their potential in teamwork.

Compulsory literature:

GALLO, C. The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2010. ISBN 978-0-07-163675-9. MORRIS, D. Peoplewatching: The Desmond Morris Guide to Body Language. London: Vintage, 2002. ISBN 0099429780.

Recommended literature:

RAO, M. S. Soft Skills: Enhancing Employability : Connecting Campus with Corporate. New Dehli: I. K. International Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 2010. ISBN 978-93-80578-38-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

active participation, continuous fulfillment of assigned tasks


Other requirements

creation and implementation of presentation, cooperation


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Interaction and Communication. Communication Process, Communication Phase. 2. Feedback 3. Barriers in Communication 4. Selected Forms of Communication. Digital and Analogue Communication. 5. Verbal Communication. 6. Conduct of Interview, Types of Questions, Principles of Effective Communication. 7. Non-Verbal Communication. 8. Intercultural Aspects of Communication. 9. Assertive Skills, Negotiation. 10. Presentation Skills. Types of Presentation, Audience Analysis, Creation of Presentation. 11. Rhetoric Skills. Preparation for Public Appearances, Paralingvistic Aspects of Speech, Argumentation. 12. Cooperative skills. Testing team roles (Belbin), Strengthening Cooperative Competencies. 13. - 14. Self-Management. Identification of Own Strengths and Weaknesses, Creation of a Personal Career Plan.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit Credit 85  85 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Presentation on the assigned topic, preparation and implementation of self-presentation for the situation of the tender. Active participation in exercises, cooperation in fulfilling assigned tasks, providing feedback, asking questions, argumentation.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Final written test

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2021/2022 (N0715A270005) Advanced Engineering Materials P English Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2021/2022 (N0413A270003) Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems P English Ostrava Optional study plan
2020/2021 (N0715A270005) Advanced Engineering Materials P English Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2020/2021 (N0413A270003) Quality Management and Control of Industrial Systems P English Ostrava Optional study plan

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