BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENGL-229 - Oral & Written Communication - 3.00 Credits

ENGL-229 - Oral & Written Communication - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to the basic form of written and oral communication for academic and professional situations. Students will learn how to write various kinds of memos and letters, how to write effective oral presentations, how to prepare a job package (resumé and cover letter), how to do basic research, and how to write a research essay.
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  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should demonstrate knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes in the following:
  • do basic library research;

  • make convincing oral presentations;

  • plan and write an expository essay;

  • revise and edit for clarity, conciseness, tone, unity, coherence, and completeness;

  • communicate effectively through letters and memos;

  • apply high standards of physical presentation in documents;

  • prepare for an interview situation; and

  • create a job package.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Langan, John and Winstanley, Sharon. (1996). College Writing Skills with Readings. First Canadian Edition. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

  • Northey, Margot. (1998). Impact: A Guide to Business Communication. Scarborough: Prentice-Hall.
  • Other Resources: A current English Dictionary.
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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