Business Communication (BCOM)

BCOM 247. Business Writing. (3 Credits)

Business Writing will explore and practice various types of business writing techniques, both internal and external to the corporation, to all levels, including the delivery of good and bad news, persuasion, company publications, advertising, and public relations. A segment will also focus on preparing a detailed research report, as well as a resume. Assignments stress tact, clarity, and conciseness.

Prerequisite: None

BCOM 260. Social Media for Business. (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to theories about the ways in which social media influences society and provides students the opportunity to employ those theories via practical application.

Prerequisite: None

BCOM 262. Social Media for Business. (3 Credits)

BCOM 300. Group Dynamics. (3 Credits)

introduces students to key communication skills and issues that occur within small, task-oriented groups. Topics such as group formation, group development, roles, power, listening skills, conflict, decision making, problem solving, and leadership are presented via a variety of thought provoking exercises. The course concludes with a major small-group project that leads into a class presentation and a reflection paper. Cross listed SOC 300. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

BCOM 323. Intermediate Public Relations. (3 Credits)

presents public relations research and action concepts to students with basic public relations and journalistic training. Students will develop their expertise in the areas of ethics, strategic planning, public relations plan development. proactive news media relations, custom communications for organizational publics' the basic of market research, demographically appropriate uses of social media, and the basics of single project and departmental budgeting. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

BCOM 333. Servant Leadership. (3 Credits)

engages students in understanding and applying theory and skills grounded in the biblical concept of servanthood. Students are challenged to become effective leaders who value service, individual dignity, growth, and wholeness. A primary component of the course is a small-group service project. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

BCOM 380. Organizational Comm. (3 Credits)

is a study of how communication can detract from or improve productivity, profitability, morale, product quality, and efficiency in public and private organizations. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in different approaches to leadership decision-making, conflict management, worker effectiveness, and employee motivation. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

BCOM 385. Interviewing Principles. (3 Credits)

is the study of strategies and techniques used in journalistic, employment, counseling, and persuasive interviews, with emphasis placed on employment interviews. Topics to be covered include do's and don'ts in interviews, interviewing strategies, legal aspects of interviewing, and communication skills. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

BCOM 390. Conflict Management. (3 Credits)

focuses on causes, types, and functions of conflict in family and work environments; the course reviews alternative tactics usable in conflict situations. This course will also examine prevention of conflict and alternatives to resolving conflict. Methods of dealing with tough individuals and situations are practiced and critiqued. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: COMM 201.

BCOM 423. Advanced Public Relations. (3 Credits)

applies and develops strategic writing skills in using advocacy, persuasion, empathy, audience analysis, team building, and cultural awareness in producing documents for use in corporate or nonprofit communications, online and newspaper journalism, marketing, investor relations, fund raising, internal communication, community relations. media relations, and crisis communication. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: BCOM 323.