Course Outlines

Written Business Communications — ADMS 1290

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 0.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course covers the process of communication, including writing techniques and strategies. Students learn by completing a range of writing exercises and critical thinking cases. Specific applications focus on letter and memorandum writing and formal and informal reports. Communication skills are emphasized along with e-mail usage.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 7/1/16 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. apply grammar rules
    2. apply punctuation rules
    3. combine sentence ideas
    4. complete Internet assignments
    5. correct common writing errors
    6. define active voice
    7. define passive voice
    8. describe communication process
    9. describe computer technology communications
    10. describe direct writing strategy
    11. describe indirect writing strategy
    12. expand sentence ideas
    13. explain cross-cultural communication
    14. identify communication barriers
    15. identify different kinda of informational reports
    16. identify different report formats
    17. identify e-mail format
    18. identify informal report guidelines
    19. identify letter format
    20. identify memorandum format
    21. identify need for indirect strategy
    22. identify sentence's main idea
    23. locate common writing errors
    24. present objective data
    25. rearrange sentence ideas
    26. subtract sentence ideas
    27. use English sentence patterns
    28. use effective report headings
    29. use inclusive language
    30. use parallel structure
    31. write bad news e-mails
    32. write bad news letters
    33. write coherent paragraphs
    34. write goodwill letters
    35. write informational e-mail messages
    36. write informational memorandums
    37. write informational report
    38. write letter first draft
    39. write memorandum first draft
    40. write persuasive letters
    41. write persuasive memorandums
    42. write positive response letters
    43. write request e-mail messages
    44. write request letters
    45. write request memorandums
    46. write response e-mail messages
    47. write response memorandums
    48. write using plain language
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted