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.
Course registration is restricted to students registered in the Computing and Engineering programs who have already attempted a COMM 1100-level course at BCIT. ***IF YOU ARE NOT A COMPUTING OR ENGINEERING STUDENT, you will be automatically dropped from this course without notice. BCIT refund schedule applies.
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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
COMM 1116 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Books for Spring/Summer 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT
online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering
you are considering.
BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
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