Information technology professionals spend time each day communicating orally and in writing with their supervisors, colleagues and clients. As problem-solvers and entrepreneurs in industry, you need to communicate quickly, clearly, and effectively. This course will teach you how to be a professional and efficient communicator at work. You will write effective business correspondence and instructions and deliver a formal oral presentation to your set. The first term establishes the principles and basic patterns on which you will build more advanced applications in the second term.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify elements in a communication exchange.
- Define purpose and audience for a given communication task.
- Select and organize information to meet the needs of the audience.
- Make your writing accessible by using headings, lists, and white space.
- Use a style and tone appropriate for the purpose and audience.
- Write emails, letters, and short reports that get results.
- Plan and deliver an informative oral presentation to a group audience.
- Critically evaluate information to determine if it is accurate, relevant, and complete, and to use critical thinking to develop strong arguments.
Effective as of Fall 2019
Business Communications 1 (COMM 1116) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Computer Information Technology
- Computer Systems Technology
- Full-Stack Web Development
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