Dec 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BA 214 - Business Communications

4 Credit(s)

Introduction to communication theory with emphasis in writing direct, indirect, and persuasive letters, and a formal researched report. Introduction to appropriate formatting of business documents using proper grammar, formatting, tone, and effectiveness. Students will prepare and deliver business-related presentations that inform, recommend and train.

Prerequisite: BT 108  and WR 121  
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Reduce barriers to effective listening and become more active listeners
  2. Understand communication theory and use in written assignments and oral assignments
  3. Plan, organize, and write direct letters, indirect letters, and persuasive letters
  4. Prepare, revise, and refine formatted letters
  5. Proofread letters for typographical, spelling, grammatical, and mechanical faults, and evaluate placement of message on the page
  6. Plan, research, and format a formal report on a topic relating to business
  7. Share formal report content in an oral presentation
  8. Give well-organized, clear business presentations that inform, recommend, and train
  9. Develop effective electronic business presentations
  10. Create correctly formatted business documents
  11. Use library resources to effectively obtain information needed for business reports and presentations

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