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COMM 2002 - Business and Technical Correspondence With Language Development Component

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

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 cecomm@bcit.ca to apply for approval to register.

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have one of the following: 1) a pass grade of 50% or better in BCIT level 1 COMM (ie: COMM 1100 or COMM 1103 or COMM 1106 or COMM 1120; or 2) a score of 70 or better in COMM 0015; or 3) an OFFICIAL transfer credit granted for BCIT level 1 or level 2 COMM course (refer to www.bcit.ca/admission/transfer/).

Credits

3.0

Cost

$482.59

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 78258

Sat Jan 09 - Sat Mar 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 27 Sat 09:30 - 13:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$482.59

Notes

  1. BEFORE YOU TAKE COMM 2002, you must have achieved a final grade of 50%+ in a 3-credit BCIT COMM 1100-level course (ie: COMM 1106 or COMM 1103). COMM 1106/1103 and COMM 2002 cannot be taken simultaneously. *(A)*COMM 2002 = COMM 2202: BCIT will allow you to switch from COMM 2202 to COMM 2002. If you take COMM 2002 for your program, you do not need to take COMM 2202. COMM 2002 will replace COMM 2202. *(B)*ONLINE DELIVERY: All scheduled classes will be temporarily online until further notice. On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(C)* CLASS SIZE LIMIT: Once the enrolment limit has been reached (FULL), you will not be able to join this class –no capacity override. This course is offered every term, so you will also have the opportunity to take it next term. Register early to secure your seat.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

COMM 2002 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Accounting
    Part-time   Diploma
  2. Finance
    Part-time   Diploma
  3. Financial Planning
    Part-time   Diploma

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2021

Books for Winter 2021 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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Bare Essentials, 9Th Ed Text/Wkbk Pkg
Author Norton
Publisher Nel
Copyright 2017
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-0-17692-353-2
Price $75.95
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Business Communication Essentials Custom, 6Th Ed W. Mylab Bus Comm Nd Code Rvp
Author Bovee
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2019
Binding Kit/Set/Package
ISBN 978-0-13655-841-5
Price $119.95
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Cei Digital: Mylab Business Comm Nd W Etext For Custom Edition
Author Bovee
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2019
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13645-168-6
Price $78.95
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Cei Digital: Student Workbook For The Bare Essentials, 9Th Ed (Ebook)
Author Norton
Publisher Nel
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-17676-018-2
Price $17.95
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Cei Digital: The Bare Essentials, 9Th Ed (Ebook)
Author Norton
Publisher Nel
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-17675-670-3
Price $38.95
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