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Essentials Of Contemporary Communication

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This course covers the skills necessary for effective written and oral communication in the work environment and in modern society.  The course reviews basic communication theories and discusses the fundamentals of interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.  This course emphasizes applying these theories and skills to group processes and professional situations.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Communication Basics

    • Choose appropriate media based on purpose and audience.
    • Recognize the elements of effective messages.
    • Create coherent paragraphs.
    • Demonstrate proper sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation.

    Oral and Online Presentations

    • Demonstrate effective visuals and design consistency.
    • Compare oral and online presentations.
    • Develop and present an effective oral or online presentation.

    Interpersonal Communication

    • Evaluate listening techniques.
    • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of working in teams.
    • Describe the role of etiquette in the workplace and in social settings.
    • Explain the importance of networking.

    Print and Electronic Communication

    • Create effective messages for print and electronic media.
    • Compare print and electronic media. 
    • Edit documents effectively.

    Communication in the 21st Century

    • Explain the benefits of successful communication.
    • Describe important skills needed to communicate effectively.
    • Use technological tools for enhancing communication.
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