This communication course teaches business writing skills needed to write many types of business correspondence. It covers claim, bad-news and sales letters, job applications, and the writing of procedures and instructions. NOTE: Students scoring below "C+" in level 1 COMM are required to take COMM 2002 instead of COMM 2202. To make up for a full-time diploma program level 2 COMM course, students must take both COMM 2202 (or COMM 2002) and COMM 2203 (or COMM 2003). If you have BCIT full-time diploma program level 1 COMM course credit, email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for approval to register. (3.0 Credits)
**(A)**APPROVAL: Approval will be granted only if you have met the prerequisite requirement. **(B)**PREREQUISITE: A prerequisite is a requirement that must be met BEFORE a course can be taken. The prerequisite may not be part of your credential program - but you need it to get into this course. Refer to the above course description for more details. **(C)**AVAILIBILITY: due to limited enrolment, early registration is recommended. Late registration will not be accepted. **(D)**REQUIREMENT: This ONLINE course uses online learning approaches and BCIT’s online learning platform D2L. The classes are online classes, but they are NOT self-paced: you will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week as scheduled (although you do *not* have to be online at a particular time or on a particular day). Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. You must have an e-mail address, internet access, and access to a computer capable of downloading documents and visiting websites. BCIT's online learning platform D2L also has browser requirements. There is a required textbook for this course. You may purchase the hard copy textbook through the BCIT Bookstore website at www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/. **(E)**FINAL EXAM: If you live within the Greater Vancouver Regional District (within 100 km from BCIT ), You must write the final exam in person at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 1830 to 2130 (NO EXCEPTIONS). If you live outside the Greater Vancouver Regional District (outside 100km from BCIT), you will write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. **(F)**ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please click on the URL link for additional course information: www.bcit.ca/files/distance/pdf/comm2202_online_201410.pdf .
Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Follow a systematic process in planning and writing memos and letters.
Select and organize information to meet the needs of readers.
Write sentences that are clear, concise, and correct.
Achieve a positive, persuasive reader-oriented tone in your writing.
Use effective planning strategies and organizational patterns for:
Requests and replies
Claim and adjustment messages
'bad news' messages
Persuasive messages and sales letters
Definitions, descriptions, instructions and graphics.
Prepare a professional resume and application letter.
COMM 2202 is offered as a part of the following programs: