Communication Skills For Graduates – com505 (3 credits)
This course provides new graduate students in University of Phoenix programs with an introduction to strategies for academic success within the University of Phoenix adult learning model. Topics include oral and written communication, methods for finding and evaluating course resources, critical thinking, program standards, stress and time management, and Learning Team processes.
Identify characteristics of critical and creative thinking.
Explain how critical and creative thinking contribute to the quality of decisions.
Apply critical and creative thinking skills to personal and professional development.
Research and Information Utilization
Prepare an annotated bibliography using APA formatting and citation requirements.
Evaluate the reliability and validity of various sources of secondary research.
Use scholarly resources to support academic assertions.
Discuss what constitutes plagiarism.
Collaboration and Team Dynamics
Examine how team collaboration benefits the development of academic projects.
Collaborate with Learning Team members to prepare an assignment using APA format.
Differentiate between the needs of individuals and groups in a group setting.
Evaluate the importance of ethical reasoning and ethical decision making.
Identify ethical traits, concepts, and principles.
Competencies for Academic Success
Discuss how the degree you are pursuing will help you achieve your career goals.
Utilize various University of Phoenix tools, resources, policies, and procedures to effectively manage your learning experience.
Identify best practices for managing time and stress.
Written Communication Skills
Evaluate personal writing strengths and weaknesses.
Identify the characteristics and expectations of graduate level writing.
Utilize the requirements of the APA format.
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