SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2024 4:54:10 PMBGN 100 Course Outline as of Fall 2023

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BGN 100Title:  WRITING AND PRESENTATION  
Full Title:  Professional Writing and Presentations
Last Reviewed:10/23/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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 communications including effective professional writing and delivering professional oral presentations. Topics include audience analysis, writing strategies, and developing professional written and oral presentations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of BGN 71

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will learn professional business communications including effective professional writing and delivering professional oral presentations. Topics include audience analysis, writing strategies, and developing professional written and oral presentations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of BGN 71
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 written digital messages, and informative and persuasive oral presentations.
2. Analyze audience for appropriate communication content.
3. Adapt a variety of techniques and strategies when writing and presenting.
 

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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. Write, edit, and revise several types of written business communications including digital messages, emails, memos, letters, business proposals, and grant applications.
4. Create, edit, and deliver several types of oral business communications including informative and persuasive business presentations.

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. Revising, Proofreading, and Editing Messages
     A. Identify goal of professional message
     B. Improve clarity of goal for audience
     C. Improve tone to appeal to audience
    D. Grammar, mechanics, and sentence structure
III. Language Techniques  
     A. Identify uses for concrete language
     B. Identify uses for ambiguous language
     C. Identify and avoid jargon, cliches, redundancies, and slang
IV.  Effective Written Communication
     A. Written messages
         1. Emails
         2. Memos
         3. Letters
         4. Reports
         5. Business plans and proposals
         6. Grants
V. Effective Oral Communication
    A. Informative presentations
    B. Persuasive presentations
    C. Impromptu presentations
     D. Special occasion presentations

Assignments:
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1. Assigned reading
2. Writing assignments
3. Oral presentations
4. Exam(s) and final project
5. Engaging in class discussion, including offering 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
30 - 50%
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
30 - 50%
Oral presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 15%
Exam(s) and final project
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Engaging in class discussion and peer review of work


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Business Communications for Success. McLean, Scott. version 2.0. FlatWorld Publishing. 2018.
Instructor prepared materials

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