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Report Writing and Workplace Communication for Forensic Investigation COMM 7200

Communication Course

Course details

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.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of COMM 7200 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 45286


Mon Sep 11 - Mon Nov 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 45286
  • $651.12
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 N/A N/A Online

Laurie Izgerean

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. RESERVED: COMM 7200 is reserved for students who are currently enrolled in BCIT's forensic program. If you have further questions, please email *(A)*COURSE DELIVERY: You don’t have to be online at exactly the same time as your instructor or classmates. This is not a self-paced course. You will have specific deadlines to meet for the reading assignments and learning activities. Your weekly participation is essential to succeed in this course. On the start date of your class (not before), log into to access your course link.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

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

  1. Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science
    Bachelor of Science Full-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  3. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time
  4. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time


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