This communication course is designed for students needing additional assistance in meeting the language standards of a credit advanced business and technical Communication course. It 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. It covers the same content as COMM 2202, but has additional English language support and communication development. 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 2002 (or COMM 2202) and COMM 2003 (or COMM 2203). If you have BCIT full-time diploma program level 1 COMM course credit, email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for approval to register.
Below is one offering of COMM 2002 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.
Sat Jul 15 - Sun Aug 20 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 60238
Class meeting times
|Jul 15 - Aug 20||Sat, Sun||09:00 - 12:30||Downtown DTC Rm. 483|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
This course is currently offered once per year in the Spring/Summer term. *(A)*Please take level 1 COMM (i.e., complete your COMM 1103 or COMM 1106 or equivalent) before taking COMM 2002. *(B)*COMM 2002 AND COMM 2202 ARE FULLY EQUIVALENT/INTERCHANGABLE. Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 3 credits which will be automatically applied towards your program to replace COMM 2202. *(C)*CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. Register early to secure your seat.
Upon successful completion of this course, 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.
- Critically evaluate information to determine if it is accurate, relevant, and complete, and to use critical thinking to develop strong arguments.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016
Business and Technical Correspondence With Language Development Component (COMM 2002) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
- Financial Planning
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