Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

BUS 107: Business Speech Communications

General Information

  • Name: Business Speech Communications
  • Discipline: Business (BUS)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Focuses on speech communication skills. Includes effective listening and feedback methods, voice improvement, group and team interaction, developing messages for positive and negative audiences, preparation and presentation of an oral report.

II: Course Objectives

Focuses on speech communication skills. Includes effective listening and feedback methods, voice improvement, group and team interaction, developing messages for positive and negative audiences, preparation and presentation of an oral report.

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  • Become aware of basic elements of human communication
  • Understand the available communication options
  • Practice ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Identify various aspects of psychological and physiological aspects of oral communication
  • Recognize the importance of nonverbal communication
  • Use primary and secondary sources of information effectively in the preparation of presentations
  • Understand social, ethical, legal, and diversity issues

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

BUS 107--Business Speech Communication--meets a General Education requirement of the following degrees: Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies

BUS 107 promotes the Student Learning Outcomes of ensuring that students:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing, and oral communication appropriate to their degree and/or emphasis.
  • Have problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills.
  • Have effective and efficient learning skills, including the location and evaluation of information.
  • Understand the importance of cultural traditions, diversity, and ethics in the modern world.


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