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Communication Skills

Today’s workers and leaders must be able to communicate clearly to ask questions, offer opinions, recommend changes, and make presentations with self-assurance and accuracy. Communication Skills courses provide Applied Science and Technology students the written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills essential in the business and health services communities. The curriculum emphasizes applied and performance-based courses in workplace communication, business presentations and interpersonal skills.


Courses 

COM 723: Workplace Communication
Emphasizes practical application of theories and principles to develop writing skills essential to encounters in contexts of occupational communications. Includes writing business letters, resumes, memos, instructional materials and reports, and using visual aids, taught through a blend of formal lectures and student participation. Offered for students enrolled in Applied Science and Technology programs. 3 credits.

COM 744: Oral Communication in the Workplace
Emphasizes the practical application of theories and principles to develop presentation skills essential to occupational communication. Helps students become confident presenters by focusing on the preparation and delivery of various workplace presentations. Offered for students enrolled in Applied Science and Technology programs. 3 credits.

COM 222: Communication for Healthcare Professionals
Introduces the theories and skills used to analyze and understand communication variables affecting human relationships, such as personal perception, feedback, idea development and nonverbal cues. Builds competencies and skills relevant to various interpersonal contexts within health care settings. Offered for students enrolled in Health Sciences programs. 3 credits.

COM 924: Honors Project
Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member (requires approval of supervising professor and dean). 3 credits.

 

Our Mission
To educate students to think, act and communicate effectively, creatively, critically and ethically in a diverse environment enriching their personal and professional lives.