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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHDE642 Communication Skills (2 cr.)

This course focuses on written and oral communications in professional and academic settings. Theories of interpersonal and organizational communication, appropriate writing style based on audience, APA academic voice and style, literature searches, writing that incorporates sources, materials, ethical use of source materials, and effective presentations are examined.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of patterns of organizational and interpersonal communication.
  2. Select the appropriate format, style, tone, and voice for their audience and purpose.
  3. Identify the importance of the various interpersonal skills in professional interactions and communications.
  4. Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate scholarly and professional articles.
  5. Incorporate source material into his or her writing, including correct use of summary, paraphrase, and quotation, along with proper documentation of those materials.
  6. Write with proper academic style, language, and tone.

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