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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 BCIT COMM 1100 level or above, or 3 credits of university/college composition.
RESERVED: COMM 7200 is reserved for students who are currently enrolled in BCIT's forensic program. If you have further questions, please email BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. *(A)*ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING: This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific timelines for assignments and exams. 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). On the start date of your class (not before), log into learn.bcit.ca to access your course link. *(B)*SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE FINAL EXAM: You will be required to take the final exam in an online environment on Monday, November 29, from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. Online attendance for the final exam beginning at 6:30PM and ending at 9:30PM is mandatory.
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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
COMM 7200 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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