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BUS 130 - Business Communications

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course covers the application of communication skills to situations routinely encountered in business environments. It focuses on applying direct, indirect, and persuasive writing styles to communicate within and between business organizations. Students apply business writing principles to the creation of electronic messages, memos, letters, proposals, and business reports and presentations. Emphasis is placed on using critical-thinking skills to analyze business problems.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • The writing process.
  • Composing business messages.
  • Revising business messages. 
  • Proofreading versus editing.
  • Business documents.
  • Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.
  • Direct and indirect writing styles.

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Computer with Internet access.
  • Word processing software (must be able to save Word format).
  • Anti-virus software.

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate the writing process.
  2. Communicate with business staff and clients.
  3. Report workplace data.
  4. Demonstrate professionalism, teamwork, meeting and speaking skills.
  5. Research primary and secondary data.
  6. Plan and develop a business presentation.
  7. Design an impressive multimedia presentation.

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