This course provides practice in written and oral communication skills used in forensic science and investigation careers. The emphasis is on explaining technical material in plain language and communicating investigation results in reports and presentations. The course also includes techniques for e-mails, letters, reports, and for making oral presentations. Students prepare a professional job application and LinkedIn profile and examine strategies for maintaining their online reputation as professionals.
- 6 credits of COMM 1100 level or above, or 3 credits of university/college writing course.
Below is one offering of COMM 7200 for the Winter 2023 term.
Mon Jan 09 - Mon Mar 27 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 86243
Class meeting times
|Jan 09 - Mar 27||N/A||N/A||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
RESERVED: COMM 7200 is reserved for students who are currently enrolled in BCIT's forensic program. If you have further questions, please email BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. *(A)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. You will have readings, discussions, peer review, and assignments to complete each week (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. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link.
Upon successful compleltion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Set communication objectives and identify the needs of the audience in a given situation.
- Design documents for reader access.
- Write clear, correct, and concise sentences and paragraphs in plain language.
- Prepare and deliver effective oral presentations.
- Design and use appropriate visual aids in oral presentation and reports.
- Organize and write effective investigation reports for the workplace.
- Write effective workplace messages in e-mail, letters, and memos.
- Prepare a persuasive letter of application, a professional CV, and LinkedIn profile.
- Edit your work to meet professional standards in the use of English in technical writing.
Effective as of Winter 2018
Report Writing and Workplace Communication for Forensic Investigation (COMM 7200) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
- Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science
Bachelor of Science Part-time
- Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
Bachelor of Technology Part-time
- Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time
- Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
Bachelor of Technology Part-time
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