May 30, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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ENGL 209 - Written Comm. for Business

Number of Credits: 3
Written Communications for Business engages students in the practice of communicating effectively in the business world and in other professional settings. Emphasis is given to analyzing the communication demands of a variety of professional situations and responding in suitable formats, ranging from written documents (email messages, business letters, memoranda, researched reports, and formal proposals) to professional presentations delivered to an audience. (Fall and Spring Terms) Three hours lecture. Three Credits. Three billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101  with a minimum grade of C or better.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
ENGL-209, Written Communication for Business, is designed to introduce students to the process of identifying and solving communication problems in professional settings. The emphasis of this course is on developing the skills needed to write concise, informative, analytical, and persuasive documents for a variety of audiences in the professional world.

  1. Analyze the rhetorical situation (subject, audience, and purpose) of various business documents (GE1)
  2. Select appropriate formats for communicating in the professional world (GE1: GE2)
  3. Plan, organize, and produce effective electronic documents, business letters and memoranda, reports, proposals, and presentations (GE1 GE2)
  4. Communicate information and ideas precisely and concisely (in standard, edited English) (GE1 E5)
  5. Identify information needs and conduct appropriate research meet those needs (GE4 E3)
  6. 6. Use APA or MLA style, and understand the ethics of documenting sources (GE7 E3)
  7. Use graphics and other visual information to enhance presentations and written documents (GE2)
  8. Give a professional presentation to an audience. (GE1)

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