Communication Skills (801)

801-100. Intl Service Learning and Comm. (1 Credit)

Through this short term international service learning experience, students will research, write and reflect on cultural components of the country to which they travel.

Prerequisites: (Instructor approval. or Associate Dean approval )

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801-136. English Composition 1. (3 Credits)

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research, and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Writing Skills 59 or College Proficiency - Writing or COMPASS/ESL - Grammar 90 or ACT-English 17 or ASSET-Writing Skills 41 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills 082 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Writing 250 or TABE Advanced Language 11.0 or TABE-11 A Language 631 or TABE-12 A Language 631 or Completed Intro College Wrtg or 831-103 with a minimum grade of C) or (Accuplacer ESL Language Use 103 and Accuplacer ESL Sentence Mean 103) and (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or ACT-Reading 17 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series 165)

Credit for prior learning available

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801-191. Fundamentals of Essay Writing. (1 Credit)

Students will learn the writing process by considering the subject, audience, and purpose. Students will apply this knowledge to learn elements of effective essay writing. To be successful in this course, students should have a post-high school level knowledge of grammar and punctuation.

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801-195. Written Communication. (3 Credits)

Study and practice a process approach to writing which includes planning, drafting and revising documents in various writing styles. Gain proficiency in the areas of critical thinking, organization, clarity, accuracy, directness and APA style.

Prerequisites: COMPASS-Writing Skills 59 or COMPASS/ESL - Grammar 90 or ACT-English 17 or ASSET-Writing Skills 41 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills 082 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Writing 250 or TABE Advanced Language 11.0 or TABE-11 A Language 631 or TABE-12 A Language 631 or Completed Intro College Wrtg or (Accuplacer ESL Language Use 103 and Accuplacer ESL Sentence Mean 103) or 831-103 with a minimum grade of C or 851-771 with a minimum grade of S

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801-196. Oral/Interpersonal Comm. (3 Credits)

Practice the necessary skills for effective speech delivery, listening, assertiveness, conflict resolution, teamwork and general interpersonal communication.

Credit for prior learning available

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801-197. Technical Reporting. (3 Credits)

Prepare and present oral and written technical reports. Analyze the problems particular to technical writing, and study the methods used in assembling, developing, and preparing information for technical publications. Discuss the competencies required of the qualified technical communicator.

Prerequisites: (801-195 with a minimum grade of C or 801-136 with a minimum grade of C)

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801-198. Speech. (3 Credits)

Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, included in the course.

Credit for prior learning available

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801-311. Communication in the Workplace. (2 Credits)

Expand level of awareness and skill in interpersonal communications, both oral and written, while focusing on securing and maintaining a job. Develop competencies in the area of listening, sending, and employability skills.

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801-316. Commun in Health Occup. (3 Credits)

Explore the communication skills that are essential to a health occupations practitioner. Discuss and practice listening, asserting, conveying information accurately, avoiding breakdowns, and resolving conflicts. Complete this interactive learning experience with a unit on grammar, punctuation, e-mail use, and telephone skills.

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801-419B. Business Writing for Results. (0.4 Credits)

Clear, sharp, effective use of language is essential in communicating a clear message. Save time by focusing on what to write, instead of how to write it. Discover how to shape your message by utilizing basic tools that help to shape your thoughts and organize the message.

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801-484. Business Email Composition. (0.8 Credits)

This course provides its participants with an understanding of the proper way to compose email messages in a business setting.

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801-486. Business Writing. (0.2 Credits)

This course provides its participants with an understanding of the proper way to compose written communication in a business setting.

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801-487. Business Grammar. (0.2 Credits)

This course teaches business grammar essentials including correct grammar, word usage,spelling, and sentence structure.

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801-500. Applied Communication. (0.5 Credits)

Enhance interpersonal communication skills, especially the oral and listening skills needed by those in apprentice programs.

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801-623. Creative Writing.

In this workshop-style class, write nonfiction, fiction or poetry for fun, family and friends, or publication. There will be opportunities for optional reading, assignments and sharing, and the recommended reading is Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg. If students would like their writing critiqued by the group, bring copies of manuscripts for classmates and the instructor. (One double-spaced copy for the instructor and 14 single-spaced copies for classmates. Manuscripts should be no longer than 850 words.)

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801-623A. Creative Writing 7 Weeks.

A seminar type course open to anyone interested in developing awareness, creative thinking and writing skills. Emphasis will be on short story and the feature article. No experience is necessary. Students will write frequently and submit their work for class evaluation. This is a shortened version of the twelve-week course, designed for summer and other special sessions.

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