Welcome to the Applied Communication Department's Home Page.
Why take Applied Communication courses?
Opportunities for Success:
Your success at college or university and in your career will depend in large part on your ability to precisely communicate your ideas to a specific audience. Applied Communication courses will teach you the practical communication skills to help you reach your goals.
Employers want people who can represent them and their companies articulately and effectively. Whether you're working for a company or self-employed, you want to apply your abilities and to succeed. Effective communication skills provide the edge that will make you more competitive in the marketplace.
Applied Communication course materials are created by working professionals in their fields. Courses are designed specifically to help you master current Canadian business, professional, and technical communication skills.
To ensure that it remains current, Applied Communication course materials are updated regularly. They are fashioned to meet the needs of the "real world" as well as those of other courses. The course designers maintain connections with the "real world" and ensure that what they provide remains current.
Applied Communication is a Service Department, rather than a program. Thus, we provide:
- compulsory and/or recommended first-year level courses for many of Kwantlen's certificate, diploma, and degree programs, from Marketing to Horticulture;
- first- and second-year level courses, open to all Kwantlen students, some offering university transfer credit; and
- third- and fourth-year level curriculum for specific degree programs.
For brief descriptions of our regular courses (the first two of the bulleted items, above), you can go to the Kwantlen Calendar's listing, by clicking here. (You can also click the following link to go to Kwantlen's On-line Calendar.)
What can we do for you?
Through our courses, you will learn to apply well- defined skills in both written and oral communication.
Thus, you will
- become adept at analysing context, message, audience, and purpose—the foundation of effective communication.
- learn to integrate simple, precise language and carefully chosen visual elements, producing communication that persuades, describes, instructs, or informs.
- be exposed to technology now essential in the production of business, professional, and technical communication, from word processing to computerized slide presentations.
Courses listed below are provided by the Applied Communication Department. Click on this hyperlink for Applied Communications course descriptions. Note, however, that not all courses are offered every semester. You can check Kwantlen's timetable here.
To view the outlines, click the respective link (the course number). The links lead to documents in ".pdf" format. To view them, you must have Adobe's free Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, click here to go to Adobe's download site.
CMNS 1106: Interactive Communication for the Floristry Workplace
CMNS 1110: Introduction to Business and Technical Communication
CMNS 1115: Writing for the Specialized Workplace
CMNS 1120: Introduction to Business and Technical Oral Communications
CMNS 1130: Introduction to Communication Studies
CMNS 1140: Introduction to Professional Communication
CMNS 1160: Communications and Teamwork
CMNS 1170: Intercultural Communications
CMNS 1216: Writing for the Specialized Workplace 1
CMNS 1217: Writing for the Specialized Workplace 2
CMNS 2140: Communications for Design Professionals
CMNS 3100: Technical Report Writing
ENTR 3000: Professional Business Communications (Entrepreneurial Leadership)
INFO 3110: Professional Communications in Information Technology