Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

BUS 108: Business Letters and Reports

General Information

  • Name: Business Letters and Reports
  • 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 and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of C or better, or appropriate score on WNC placement examination or equivalent examination

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Develops letter and report writing skills including proper word choice, letter tone, and structure. Demonstrates how these skills are best used in business letters, memoranda, reports and other business documents.

II: Course Objectives

Develops letter and report writing skills including proper word choice, letter tone, and structure. Demonstrates how these skills are best used in business letters, memoranda, reports, and other business documents.

Upon completion of this course, students will know how to:

  • Plan and complete written messages that express ideas in precise sentences.
  • Prepare letters, memorandums, and business reports in proper format.
  • Effectively construct grammatically correct sentences.
  • Use primary and secondary sources of information effectively in the preparation of written business documents.
  • Determine appropriate format and style for the targeted audience.
  • Apply basic techniques for composing business messages that meet high standards of communication effectiveness.

III: Course Linkage

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

BUS 108--Business Letters and Reports--meets a General Education requirement of the following degrees: Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies.

BUS 108 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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