- Basic Course Description
- Course description - Study and application of communication within the business and professional context. Special emphasis will be given to communication competencies in presentations, dyads, teams and technologically mediated formats.
- Prerequisites: None
- Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate communication competence and critical thinking through an understanding of
the foundational communication models.
- Demonstrate essential public speaking skills in professional presentations.
- Demonstrate written and oral competencies as it relates to employment (including
job searches, interviews, interpersonal interaction, conflict management, leadership
and performance appraisals.)
- Apply essential dyadic and small group processes as they relate to the workplace.
- Utilize various technologies as they relate to competent communication.
- Demonstrate effective cross-cultural communication.
- Major Course Requirements:
- Quizzes: Students will complete quizzes covering materials in the text.
- Presentation: Five presentations will be given during the semester: interview, mock meeting, informative, persuasive and group presentation. Online students are responsible for all technology and technology access associated with recording and submitting presentations according the individual instructor’s policy.
- Homework: Students will turn in topic proposals, outlines, and source materials and other activities as assigned.
- Tests: Students may take two proctored tests. Online students may be provided with a list of approved test sites. Students may be responsible for making testing arrangements and paying any testing fees.
- Information on Books and other Course Materials
- Communicating at Work, 11th edition, R. Adler, 2012
ISBN10: 0078036801 ISBN13: 978-0078036804
- Other Policies, Procedures, and important dates. Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
- Campus Calendar
- Final Exam schedule
- How to drop a class
- Withdrawal information
- Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
- Students with disabilities
- Departmental policy regarding late/make up work: No late work will be accepted.
- . Course Organization and Tentative Schedule*
Unit 1: Weeks 1-4
The communication process, cultural diversity, verbal and non verbal messages, listening, interpersonal skills, interviewing and types of interviews
|Unit 2: Weeks 5-10
||Working in teams, effective meetings, developing the presentation, organizing ideas, verbal and visual support, delivering the presentation, and informative persuasive and group presentations.
|Unit 3: Weeks 11-15
||Research, prepare, deliver, record (if applicable) and evaluate presentations.
* Course policies and schedule may vary according to instructor and extenuating circumstances. Scheduling of tests and assignments in each unit is at the individual instructor’s discretion.
January 10, 2017