Business Communication Classes
BCOT 146 BUSINESS ENGLISH FOR THE DIGITAL WORKPLACE
This course reviews the fundamentals of grammar, syntax, sentence structure, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and business vocabulary building.
BCOT 148 EFFECTIVE BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS
This course is designed to develop those communication skills necessary to present effective written and oral business briefings and reports. It stresses the need to write and speak clearly, cohesively, concisely, and convincingly. Students will structure reports, both orally and written, on topics about which they are knowledgeable.
BCOT 150 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
This course covers issues and skills that are crucial to effective intercultural communication in business. The most significant issues pertaining to cross-cultural interaction are examined. Practical guidelines and information on how to conduct negotiations across countries, as well as general do’s and don’ts in international business are covered. International business writing styles, formats, and content for letters, reports, résumés, presentations, and other miscellaneous business documents are emphasized.
BCOT 152 EMPLOYMENT SEARCH IN THE JOB MARKET
This course prepares business students for the job search process. It emphasizes job search tools, techniques, and procedures for researching the labor market; health and image professional development; writing strategies for résumés, application/cover letters, and follow-up/thank-you letters/emails; and understanding human relations in job adjustment.
This course applies the principles of ethical and effective communication to the creation of letters, memos, emails, career correspondence, and written and oral reports for a variety of business situations. The course emphasizes planning, organizing, composing, and revising business documents using word processing software for written documents and presentation-graphics software to create and deliver professional-level oral reports.