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WRT 254 - Advanced Professional Communications

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Business writing and communication strategies and practices. Includes how to develop and improve business communication skills. Also includes how to apply business writing strategies in professional fields.

Prerequisite(s): With a C or better: WRT 102 .
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Craft messages in properly formatted business documents for various workplace purposes and audiences using appropriate strategies.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in editing and refining business documents.
  3. Perform research and integrate outside sources to support claims with proper APA citations.

Outline:
  1. Craft messages in properly formatted business documents for various workplace purposes and audiences using appropriate strategies.
    1. Write and revise e-correspondence, memos, and letters, including direct and indirect messages
    2. Write and revise informative short reports
    3. Write and revise persuasive proposals
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in editing and refining business documents including attention to sentence structure, mechanics, and tone.
    1. Apply key elements of business writing sentence structure
    2. Demonstrate correct mechanics and usage for business purposes
    3. Demonstrate appropriate choice of tone and style for intended audiences and purposes
  3. Perform research and integrate outside sources to support claims with proper APA citations.
    1. Access appropriate internet and library database sources
    2. Evaluate credibility of sources
    3. Prepare annotated bibliography
    4. Correctly integrate sources into written work
    5. Follow APA Style in documentation


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18



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