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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)

6 credits of BCIT COMM 1100 level or above, or 3 credits of university/college composition.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$632.00

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 45286

Mon Sep 10 - Mon Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Mon 18:00 - 21:45 BBY NE01 Rm. 319

Instructor

Laurie Izgerean

Course Outline

Cost

$632.00

Notes

  1. IMPORTANT: This course is part of the Forensics programs, and cannot be used towards any other BCIT programs. If you are not an approved Forensics student, you will be automatically dropped from this course. BCIT refund schedule applies. *(A)*No class on Monday, October 8 and November 12 (Stat Holiday). Make-up classes will be online (D2L) during the week of October 8 and November 12.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

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. Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science
    Full-time   Bachelor of Science
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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Fall 2018

Books for Fall 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

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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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Technical Communications, 7Th Cdn Edition + Mywritinglab W. Etext
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