To prepare students for COMP110, this course emphasizes paragraph development in academic, text-based essay assignments. Instructors guide students through the writing process, which requires critical thinking and decision-making in the use of evidence, sources, and rhetorical modes for effective paragraphs and essays.
A writing course is designed to reinforce essay composition skills and introduce students to the practice of writing for academic purposes. It will prepare students for work in high level English courses in which research writing is a requirement. It introduces basic research writing skills including: conducting research, note taking, paraphrase, summary, direct quotation, positioning, and MLA or APA style citation.
The course will place equal or greater emphasis on macro-level composition skills such as: essay structure, paragraph structure, coherence, unity; and micro-level skills such as: sentence structure, grammar, vocabulary, spelling and mechanics.
This course is designed to give students a comprehensive view of communication, its scope and importance in business, and the role of communication in establishing a favorable outside the firm environment, as well as an effective internal communications program. The various types of business communication media are covered. This course also develops an awareness of the importance of succinct written expression to modern business communication. Many of the assignments are to be keyboarded.
Objectives for Business Communication:- By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Understand and demonstrate the use of basic and advanced proper writing techniques that today's technology demands, including anticipating audience reaction,
- Write effective and concise letters and memos,
- Prepare informal and formal reports,
- Proofread and edit copies of business correspondence.
- Use career skills that are needed to succeed, such as using ethical tools, working collaboratively, observing business etiquette, and resolving workplace conflicts,
- Plan successfully for and participate in meetings and conduct proper techniques in telephone usage,
- Use e-mail effectively and efficiently,
- Develop interpersonal skills that contribute to effective and satisfying personal, social and professional relationships, and
- Utilize electronic presentation software.
Financial accounting is a specialized branch of accounting that keeps track of a company's financial transactions. Using standardized guidelines, the transactions are recorded, summarized, and presented in a financial report or financial statement such as an income statement or a balance sheet.
Accounting and finance serve two different functions in a business. Accounting is the recording of financial transactions for informational and reporting purposes. Finance is the use of accounting information to make investment and monetary decisions required to operate and grow a business.
The module helps learners to familiarize themselves with a range of fundamental concepts and issues in the world of IT. It provides a platform for professional development through an exploration of codes of conduct, and legislation governing the use of computing equipment. The module also teaches students to work safely, through the teaching of health and safety issues in IT. The latter part of the module explores different types of IT systems, looking at development, implementation and testing. The module concludes with an exploration of future trends in the world of IT.
On successful completion of this course, student will be expected to be able to:
- Describe core roles and responsibilities in IT.
- Work to professional standards.
- Work to legal ethical and social constraints, and extant codes of conduct.
- Work without harm to self or others, following health and safety standards and guidelines.
- Work in a way that maintains system integrity and security and minimizes risk.
- Describe IT systems, their uses and component parts.
- Describe the processes through which IT solutions are designed and developed.
- Describe the processes through which IT solutions are implemented and tested.
- To understand the fundamentals of mobile and cloud computing.
- To be able to describe future trends in IT.
This key introductory course provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to business and management in a globalised world. Through readings and international case studies you’ll explore a wide range of topics in contemporary business and management: what motivates people to work; how to assess financial soundness of a business; what attracts customers; how economic crises affect businesses; and ethical challenges in business and management. Using a blend of text, audio video and interactive online activities, you’ll develop vital skills for study and for work in business, public or voluntary sector organisations.
Teaching and assessment
Support from your tutor
Throughout your module studies, you’ll get help and support from your assigned module tutor. They’ll help you by:
- Marking your assignments (TMAs) and providing detailed feedback for you to improve.
- Guiding you to additional learning resources.
- Providing individual guidance, whether that’s for general study skills or specific module content.
- Facilitating online discussions between your fellow students, in the dedicated module and tutor group forums.