Bachelor of Arts in English for Professional Communication (BA in EPC)
The overall aim of these programs is to develop students’ English proficiency and professional English-related skills.
This program is designed to consolidate students’ English language skills and offer critical thinking, communication and collaboration, and social and cross-cultural skills, required in order to succeed in work and life in our increasingly integrated world in the 21st century. Specifically, the program is NOT intended for students who wish to be English teachers, translators/interpreters, or business people but to work more effectively and efficiently in an array of English-medium professional settings (particularly occupational ones).
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2. Year Four B.A. in Epc Program
This course is designed for Year 4 students who choose to specialize in professional communication. It aims to enable the students to understand the fundamental elements of a grant proposal such as the objectives, problems addressed, methodology, evaluation, budget and cover letter, in order to develop a professional grant proposal. The students improve their writing skills through proposal preparation and presentation of written work using their English ability. Moreover, they will be able to use their proposal writing skills in English in their future workplace in a professional manner. The course contains lectures, group discussions, consultations as well as practical sessions in order to equip them with knowledge and skills necessary for writing a project proposal.
Advanced English 401-402 aim to provide students with the opportunities to further enhance their English proficiency in the four macro-skills, including reading, listening, speaking and writing. This subject also aims to enable students to demonstrate the ability to comprehend spoken and written English and to comprehend listening and reading texts effectively and efficiently. Students will further develop their pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar skills. More importantly, they will have the opportunities to utilize their soft skills throughout the course.
This course aims to provide students with the foundational knowledge and abilities in handling people in a professional setting. Students will heighten their awareness toward the principal elements of human interactions and become well equipped to make a positive difference by taking their existing skills to a more advanced (professional) level. The course revolves around three main themes including personal effectiveness, interaction skills, and intervention skills. Scientifically proven principles of human communication are explored, discussed and critiqued through the lens of cultural context and situational differences.
Introduction to Globalization (IG401) will introduce students to definitions of globalization, its many facets, complexities, paradoxes, controversies, and effects. The fast-paced, rapidly changing, interconnected and inequitable context of globalization has a tremendous impact on cross-cultural or intercultural communication today. Therefore, globalization is defined as the complex web of forces and factors that have brought people, cultures, cultural products, and markets, as well as beliefs and practices into increasingly greater proximity to and interrelationship with one another within inequitable relations of power. Four facets of globalization—economic, political, cultural and ideological globalization—are examined with a focus on the intercultural communication dimensions of each.
This course aims to enrich the learners’ knowledge of communication beyond general settings and centers its focus on communication at the workplace. They will improve their oral and written communication skills through preparation and presentation of written and oral information. The course contents in the first semester include the forms of communication; how to deliver effective presentations; effective listening, negotiation skills and conflict resolution; and leading and developing an effective team. In the second semester, the themes involve developing job-seeking skills, managing and delivering quality customer service, and organizing meetings.
This course is designed for Year 4 students at DOE who choose to specialize in professional communication. It aims to enable the students to plan and write reports in a professional manner. It focuses on the key elements of writing and of presenting reports such as preparation, writing, editing, proofreading and presentation. Moreover, the students will learn how to assess their readership and tailor the content to their specific needs, compose targeted messages, structure their documents for maximum impact, and write clear and concise reports. The course also covers a wide range of report types to be used in business, non-governmental, or research fields in accordance with the students’ interests and needs. The course contains lectures, group discussions, consultations as well as practical sessions in order to equip them with knowledge and skills necessary for report writing.
This course is designed for advanced students to improve their linguistic competence and awareness of ethics and to practice their critical thinking skills. It will give the students practice in synthesizing theories, drawing inferences, forming interpretations and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of various ethical theories. Throughout the course, students will be required to use their critical thinking skills to evaluate the logical foundations and internal consistencies of ethical systems including their own. More specifically, we examine and evaluate existing social values and norms through the lens of the theories and principles from the course to determine their appropriacy given the dynamism of Cambodian society today.
Intercultural Communication (IC402) is a course in which students will be introduced to the process of communication between and among individuals from different cultures or subcultures. This course helps students become more effective in personal and professional interactions through better understanding of various cultures and their communication norms and expectations. Students learn how their own cultural backgrounds and values differ from others’, and identify the hidden aspects of cultures in order to deal with cultural differences.
Students who are admitted to P.C. by Research are required to write a complete thesis related to English language learning and/or teaching. Each student is assigned to work closely with a supervisor who is a faculty member of the Department of English. Also, students who have successfully completed the thesis will be invited to publish their research findings in the DOE’s Cambodian Review of EFL Research or in a relevant journal, local or international.