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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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Business Communications (BUS 301)

Location: 
Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and other approved locations throughout the United States.
Length: 
28 hours (7 weeks).
Dates: 
July 2010 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze communication techniques and their impact on specific business settings; implement effective communication systems and functions within an organization; apply effective communication skills in preparing and presenting ideas to an audience; and apply collaborative methods to facilitate teamwork and to motivate groups.
Instruction: 

Major topics include: application of the processes and skills of business communications; how to become effective communicators to enhance communication abilities by possessing a range of strategies in listening, speaking, accepting others' views and sharing their own; development of these skills requiring knowledge acquisition, application, and self-assessment; and applied study of communication systems, interviewing and evaluating, conducting effective meetings, and presenting effective committee reports and business presentations.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Communications (3/10) (12/15 revalidation). NOTE: The educational approach in this course is based on the principles of accelerated learning and adult learning theory. Based on this, and due to the limited class size and the low student/teacher ratio, learning outcomes are achieved and content is covered in the allotted hours.

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