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COMM 7200 - Report Writing and Workplace Communication for Forensic Investigation

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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.

Prerequisite(s)

English 12

Credits

3.0

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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

COMM 7200 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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