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COMMUNICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS (CUL-222304)

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Course Description:


Communications for Professionals focuses on the theories, processes, and forms of professional communications. Students will learn to consider communication variables (e.g., audience, purpose, role, cultural context) as a means of analyzing a communication situation and creating effective communications. Students will create a portfolio of professional communications throughout the course: short communications for different purposes, resume and cover letter, report, proposal. Students will also do short oral presentations and a final project (individual or group) intended to integrate communication skills. In addition to creating communications in standard written form, students will apply communication concepts as they use different media tools. As much as possible, students are encouraged to create actual communications that they can use at work or in a professional capacity. Although there are no formal prerequisites, students should have a good grasp of basic writing skills.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Basic Communication.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Basic Communication-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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