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Number:CO213
Name:Business Communications
Description:This course is designed to offer instruction in the basic skills of communicating professionally. Emphasis is placed on written communications: letters, memoranda, e-mail, short reports, in-house pieces, and resumes. Exercises in team building, case review, and decision-making complement the offerings.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): EH111
EH112

Course Objectives

Identify appropriate letter styles used in business and be able to make a selection as to preference based on accurate decision-making criteria
"Have increased experience with grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.
Construct letters and memos using the inductive and deductive outline formula
Evaluate communication coming from clients to determine appropriate outline formulas
"Produce communication which is sensitive to tone, task, and maintenance.
"Create a personal resume, cover letter, and follow-up communications for the job search.
Write special letters often overlooked in business but which indicate professionalism
Evaluate and write sales letters
Review rules for communication in meetings
Develop individual criteria for selecting stationary based on knowledge of paper specifications

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 Essentials of Business Communication - With Access 1-111-82122-4 Guffey, Mary Ellen / 9TH 13 South-Western Publishing
F 2012 Essentials of Business Communication - With Access 1-111-82122-4 Guffey, Mary Ellen / 9TH 13 South-Western Publishing
S 2012 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-610376-6 THILL 9 PH
F 2011 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-610376-6 THILL 9 PH
S 2011 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-610376-6 THILL 9 PEARSON EDU
S 2011 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-610376-6 THILL 9 PH
F 2010 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-610376-6 THILL 9 PH
S 2010 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-615750-5 THILL 8 PH
U 2010 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-615750-5 THILL 8 PH
U 2010 Excellence in Business Communication 0136103766 Thill 9 Prentice Hall
F 2009 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-615750-5 THILL 8 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2009 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-615750-5 THILL EXCELLEN 8 PH
S 2009 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-615750-5 THILL 8 PEARSON EDUCATION
U 2009 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-615750-5 THILL 8 PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2008 EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS CO 0-13-615750-5 THILL 8 PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2008 ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS CO GUFFEY 7 THO050
U 2008 ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS CO GUFFEY 7 THO050
F 2007 ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS CO GUFFEY 7 THO050
S 2007 ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (W/CD-365-5) 0-324-23364-7 GUFFEY 6 THOMSON LEARNING
U 2007 Essentials of Business Communication 0-324-31392-6 Guffey 7 Thomson
S 2006 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION GUFFEY 6
F 2005 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION GUFFEY 6
F 2003 Business Communications 0324114524 Guffey 4
F 2003 Business Communications w/Job search & CD 0324114524 Guffey 4 Thomson
F 2002 BUSINESS COMMUN. TODAY-TEXT 0130845132 BOVEE 6 PEARSON
F 2002 Business Communications w/ Job search and CD 0324114524 Guffey 4th Thomson
S 2002 Business Communication At Work-Txt Only 0-02-802546-6 Satterwhite MCG
F 2001 Business Communication At Work-Txt Only 0-02-802546-6 Satterwhite MCG
F 2001 Business Communication At Work-Txt Only 0-02-802546-6 Satterwhite Satterwhite
S 2001 Business Communication Today 0-13-084513-2 Bovee 6 PH
S 2001 Successful Writing at Work 0-618-04023-4 Kolin 6 HM
F 2000 Business Communication Today 0-13-084513-2 Bovee 6 PH
S 2000 Essentials of Business Communication 0-538-87163-6 Guffey 4 SW
F 1999 Business Communication Today 0-13-783002-5 Bovee 5 PH
F 1999 Essentials of Business Communication 0-538-87163-6 Guffey 4 SW
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