BUS 106 - Business Communications
3 Credit Hours
The communication process is explored through the development of effective oral and written communication skills. Emphasis is placed on business correspondence, memorandum report writing, application letter and resume, and oral presentation.
Prerequisite(s): COM 051 or ESL 050
Semesters Offered: All
RATIONALE OF COURSE
Studies have shown that the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening occupy a great percentage of an individual’s time on the job. The men and women who achieve greatest success in their business careers are those who have mastered these skills in addition to the specialized skills that their jobs require. Business students will be confronted with a wide variety of communication situations when they enter the business world. This course is designed to help students increase their knowledge and understanding of communication principles and practice and develop the wide-ranging communication skills they will need to communicate successfully on the job and progress in their careers.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
A. Compose effective business letters.
B. Prepare an effective employment communication package.
C. Research effective business memorandum reports.
D. Develop effective business memorandum reports.
E. Prepare an effective individual oral presentation.
F. Deliver an effective individual oral presentation.
G. Use vocabulary words correctly.
H. Explain the process, language, and practice of communication in organizations.
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