UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

BUSN0003 Applied Business Communication

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 2Taylors CollegeFace to face
Trimester 3Taylors CollegeFace to face
Content This is a skills-based unit which focuses on the analysis, evaluation and production of various text genres to effectively communicate business objectives in written, oral, numeric and graphic modes.
Students will employ formal, academically appropriate register to communicate clear, cohesive exposition of discipline-related knowledge. Students will also demonstrate research and information literacy skills to locate, critically analyse and synthesise reliable information to formulate credible argumentation in preparation for the demands of professional practice and/or specialised skills or knowledge for further postgraduate studies. Students will employ negotiation and conflict management skills to solve complex problems and in the process, apply and evaluate their interpersonal communication, team participation and intrapersonal skills.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) communicate with clear, academically appropriate register to transmit discipline-related
knowledge in written, oral, numeric and/ or graphic form; (2) critically analyse and evaluate a variety of text genres; (3) critically analyse and evaluate reliability of various sources of information using reasoning and advanced information literacy skills; (4) engage in research by reviewing, critically analysing and synthesising information to achieve reasoned argumentation in a written format; (5) demonstrate critical thinking skills to address complex problems by applying reasoned justification; and (6) demonstrate effective interpersonal communication, team participation and intrapersonal skills.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class assessment; (2) report; and (3) group project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Nick Letch
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Pre-Masters Program Business
Contact hours 60 hours face to face comprised of 13 weeks of tutorial/workshops and collaborative learning sessions.

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