Professional Communication Skills (HS
- Elaine Levin
- 212 Kilgore Hall
- Phone: 515-3167
- 103 Kilgore Hall
- 1:30 - 3:20 PM Wednesday
- Office hours
- Drop in or by appointment
- Course description and objectives
- This is an introductory course for first year graduate
students majoring or minoring in Horticultural Science.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student
a wide background in presentation skills, including
techniques for speaking and website development, as well as a knowledge of presentation equipment. The
goal for students who successfully complete this course
is to understand the fundamentals of presentation
using slides, posters, and the world wide web, and
to gain experience in presenting scientific information.
- This course is graded on the S / U system.
- Course grade is based on total points as follows:
- 10 pts - Attendance
- 35 pts - Slide seminar
- 30 pts - Poster presentation
- 25 pts - Web page
- 100 pts total
- Students will present a seminar at the end of the
semester, which will include a slide presentation,
a poster presentation, and a brief display of the
web page they have created.
- All students are expected to attend every laboratory.
Students needing to be absent should notify the instructor
- This course is mainly laboratory work on presentations, student-run presentations, and a few lectures.
- Field trips
- This course has no field trips, but laboratories
will include walking tours of the facilities around Kilgore
Hall, the DH Hill Library, and north campus.
- Academic integrity
- Both faculty and students at North Carolina State
University have a responsibility to maintain academic
integrity. An informational brochure about academic
integrity is available from the university and students
are encouraged to obtain a copy. Additional information
is contained in the NCSU Code of Student Conduct.
- Academic dishonesty
- Scholarly activity is marked by honesty, fairness
and rigor. A scholar does not take credit for the
work of others, does not take unfair advantage of
others, and does not perform acts which frustrate
the scholarly efforts of others. The violation of
any of these principles is academic dishonesty. Academic
dishonesty includes the giving, taking, or presenting
of information or material by a student with the intent
of unethically or fraudulently aiding oneself or another
person on any work which is to be considered in the
determination of a grade or the completion of academic
- Students with disabilities
- If you have a documented disability, please schedule
an appointment with the course instructor to discuss
- The honor pledge
- The students and faculty of NCSU believe that the
willingness of students to affirm and adhere to the
essential values of honesty and integrity in all their
academic endeavors is exemplified in the Honor Pledge:
I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid
on this test or assignment. It is university policy
that all students sign the Honor Pledge on tests and
assignments for each course as specified by the instructor.