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 build on the skills you learned in first term to be an efficient and professional communicator at work. You will learn how to conduct an effective job search and write the accompanying resume and cover letter to support it. You will also write effective reports, deliver a persuasive oral presentation to your set, and participate effectively in meetings and group work. You will prepare a formal report and present it orally and in writing.
IMPORTANT: COMM 2216 is reserved for students in the CST or CIT program. This is NOT a self-paced course; there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. Course, kind and quality of assignments and general standards for this online course are the same as the face-to-face course. 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. *(A)*PREREQUISITE: Students must have a final grade of 70% or better in BCIT COMM 1000 level (ie: COMM 1103 or COMM 1106, or COMM 1116). *(B)*REGISTRATION APPROVAL: Upon successful completion of COMM 1106 or COMM 1103 (70% or better), you will AUTOMATICALLY have the approval to register in COMM 2216. If you have COMM 1116 course credit, email email@example.com to obtain registration approval and your request will be processed within 3 business days. Students scoring between 50 and 69% in COMM 1000 level are required to take COMM 2002 plus COMM 2003. *(C)*MANDATORY IN-PERSON FINAL EXAM: If you live within 100 km from BCIT, you must write the final exam at BCIT Burnaby Campus on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 1830 to 2130, without exception. If you live outside 100km from BCIT, you will arrange to write the final exam at one of BCIT's network of approved Test Centres. You are directly responsible for all invigilation fees and related costs.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Write an effective resume and cover letter.
Write informal reports.
Prepare and conduct an informational interview.
Prepare and deliver a persuasive oral presentation to your set.
Conduct and participate in meetings productively.
Prepare a formal report and present it orally and in writing.
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
COMM 2216 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Business Communication Essentials, 5Th Ed W. Mybuscommlab,+ Custom Etext Rvp
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