District Syllabus
COM2100
Business Communications


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: OST1100 Keyboarding I and
ENC1101 English Composition I or
LIN1670C Traditional English Grammar And Composition
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: Business communications is a comprehensive course designed to improve skills in all aspects of organizational communications. Systems, practices and media will be included as will some aspects of the behavioral sciences. Emphasis is on composing and arranging effective written communications.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Brantley. Effective Communication e-book need one or the other, 11 ed., Cengage, 2008. ISBN: 9781111797881
  • Shwom and Snyder. Business Communication: Polishing Your Professional Presence, 2 ed., Prentice Hall, 2013. ISBN: 9780133059519
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: Students will be expected to plan and deliver effective oral presentations that will be evaluated by the instructor and used in determining the student's final grade.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Communicate effectively in both the oral and written            
     communication areas.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of communications theory
     and behavioral theories to effectively communicate with people.
  3. Demonstrate a use of the areas of grammar and mechanics to 
     improve communications skills.
  4. Produce and deliver an oral presentation in an acceptable manner.
  5. Plan and deliver effective oral presentations in class.
Course Learning Outcomes:
To achieve these learning outcomes, the following will be performed:
  1. Prepare a report on a business problem or topic in an acceptable
     formate.
  2. Gather data, organize, and prepare a personal resume.
  3. Interpret data from charts and tables as part of the research 
     process.
  4. Recognize the importance of making ethical decisions and taking 
     moral responsibility for all communications.
  5. Compose letters and memorandums for various business situations.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.