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5592RE: [americancomm] Re: Basic Communication Course for Occupational Programs

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  • Stogsdill, Steve
    Mar 12, 2013
      Sounds interesting. Good concept. I got to teach a Speech for Technical Professionals course during grad studies work at Texas A&M. Most of the students were engineering students so we focused on making clear presentations of technical information. Mostly it was typical public speaking with emphasis on PowerPoint skills.
      I think what you are talking about makes more sense. Keep us updated.
      Steve Stogsdill
      Hardin-Simmons University

      From: americancomm@yahoogroups.com [americancomm@yahoogroups.com] on behalf of Rodney Merrill [rodney_l_merrill@...]
      Sent: Monday, March 11, 2013 2:44 PM
      To: americancomm@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [americancomm] Re: Basic Communication Course for Occupational Programs

      I think this is very important. It would make a good continuing education class for new managers as well.


      From: kcuny <kcuny@...>
      To: americancomm@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 3:58 PM
      Subject: [americancomm] Re: Basic Communication Course for Occupational Programs

      It is time for this shift to communicating within the occupations!


      --- In americancomm@yahoogroups.com<mailto:americancomm%40yahoogroups.com>, "Jennifer Ott" wrote:
      > Dear colleagues,
      > I've been asked to consider developing a basic communication course that would meet the needs of some occupational programs our community college offers. Currently, occupational students take our interpersonal communication course which does not emphasize workplace interactions like customer service interactions, brief and concise email or narrative workplace writing, and so on. (Instead our course focuses primarily, if not solely, on family, romantic relationships, friendships, etc. with attention to applied theoretical and research writing.)
      > So, my question is this--does your institution (or one you know of) offer a course like this? If so, can you provide details about the course? Again, this would be a basic course (100-level with no writing prerequisites) and the focus would be on basic communication (effective, appropriate) in an occupational setting with customers, managers, and so on. (Not business communication, not solely customer service like a business department might offer, etc.)
      > Thanks again for your time and expertise.
      > Jenny Ott
      > Chair, Communications Department
      > Kalamazoo Valley Community College
      > Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
      > 269-488-4287 (office)
      > jott@...
      > ~Empathy~Connectedness~Communication~Developer~Positivity~Activator~Strategic~Achiever~Discipline~Futuristic
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