SRJC Course Outlines

4/24/2024 2:51:11 AMBGN 100 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BGN 100Title:  PROF. BUSINESS WRITING  
Full Title:  Professional Business Writing
Last Reviewed:10/23/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will learn professional business writing including digital messages, emails, memos, and letters. Topics include audience analysis, formatting, editing, proofreading techniques, and writing strategies.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will learn professional business writing including digital messages, emails, memos, and letters. Topics include audience analysis, formatting, editing, proofreading techniques, and writing strategies.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Develop professional business communications including digital messages, emails, memos, and letters.
2. Develop appropriate communication content to assess and meet audience needs.
3. Employ a variety of techniques and strategies when writing.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Use audience assessment techniques.
2. Apply techniques for effectively communicating positive and negative news.
3. Edit and revise professional writing for increased effectiveness.
4. Utilize a variety of language techniques, such as concrete and ambiguous.
5. Write several types of professional business communications including digital messages, emails, memos, and letters.

Topics and Scope
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I. Audience Assessment Techniques
    A. Identify audience
    B. Identify how to appeal to audiences
    C. Identify how and when to use direct and indirect approaches
II. Proofread and Edit Problematic Communications
    A. Identify and correct grammatical and mechanical errors
    B. Identify and correct spelling errors
    C. Identify and improve incorrect sentence structure
    D. Use parallel construction appropriately
III. Revise Draft Communications for Increased Effectiveness
    A. Identify goal of professional message
    B. Improve clarity of goal for audience
    C. Improve tone to appeal to audience
    D. Use graphic techniques (bold, italic, bullets, enumeration, etc.) to improve clarity
IV. Language Techniques
    A. Identify uses for concrete language
    B. Identify uses for ambiguous language
    C. Identify and avoid jargon, cliches, redundancies, and slang
V. Effective Communication when Composing Digital Messages such as Emails, Social Media Posts, and Texts
VI. Effective Communication when Preparing Business Memos and Letters

Assignments:
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1. Assigned reading
2. Writing assignments (3-4 assignments, 1-5 pages each)
3. Quizzes and/or tests, including final (5-8)
4. Class discussions, including peer review of work

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 60%
Writing assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Quizzes and/or tests, including final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
 
Open Educational Resources (OER):
Business Communications for Success.  McLean, Scott. https://resources.saylor.org/wwwresources/archived/site/textbooks/Business%20Communication%20for%20Success.pdf . The Saylor Foundation under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License

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