Communication Skills (801)
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This is a course designed for students who are interested in learning about music, radio, television, and fi lm. However, the nature and scope of the course goes beyond mere media appreciation. The overall objective is to provide students with an understanding of the forms of Mass Communication and insure that the students learn how to communicate interpersonally about the fi lms, television shows, and radio music that they see and hear. Main learning activities: movies, recorded music and television shows will be seen and heard regularly in class and discussed and critiqued formally outside of class.
801-136 English Composition 1
This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing, and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of written documents.
801-195 Written Communication
Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.
801-197 Technical Reporting
The student will prepare and present oral and written technical reports. Types of reports may include lab and field reports, proposals, technical letters and memos, technical research reports, and case studies. Designed as an advanced communication course for students who have completed at least the prerequisite introductory writing course.
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.
This course reviews the grammar and writing skills that an adult learner needs to write clearly, concisely, and persuasively on the job. Students will produce a variety of job-related documents such as: business memos, letters, and short reports. The course will provide techniques that will improve the effectiveness with which learners communicate interpersonally, and within small groups. Students will learn to prepare and deliver oral presentations.