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BUS 130 - Business Communication

Course Description

This course focuses on developing oral and written communication skills in the context of the contemporary business environment. Students apply skills in planning, composing, and revising a variety of messages delivered orally and through writing. In addition, students develop the competencies necessary to communicate effectively in a variety of professional situations that involve speaking, listening and writing.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Apply the transactional model to make decisions related to communicating effectively in the business environment.
Contruct and deliver effective oral presentations using appropriately designed visual aids.
Demonstrate the ability to adapt business messages to diverse audiences.
Use the writing process to create business messages that are orgainzed, logical, clear, and concise.
Identify, evaluate, and incorporate information that supports proposals presented orally and through writing.
Demonstrate the ability to listen empathically, critically and actively.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Oral Communication (OC)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ENG 100 and DPR 100 or pass test