Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
15 weeks (45 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 business communication


The course objective is to learn to read critically, develop your own arguments, write specific kinds of communications, and communicate more effectively with others and in groups.

Learning Outcomes:

  • able to use active listening and reading
  • identify, analyze and synthesize ideas as you hear and read
  • structure both simple and complex arguments
  • adjust their message to be appropriate for the audience
  • learn methods to edit and revise their own and other's writing
  • analyze graphs, diagrams and other ways to present information visually

General Course Topics:

  • Active listening
  • Receiving communication
  • Engaging with communication
  • Critical reading
  • Active reading
  • Understanding and analyzing what you've read
  • Understanding an argument
  • Evaluating an argument
  • Critical reading: close reading
  • Reading charts, graphs, tables and diagrams
  • Understanding visual images
  • Vocabulary and connotation figurative language
  • Effective writing
  • Grammar and mechanics
  • Self-awareness
  • Writing process
  • Practical writing
  • Persuasive writing
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Other
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Examinations (multiple attempts allowed)

Minimum Passing Score:

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