Communications I

Program: Inuit studies 0902X
Term: Fall
Course code: ENL1813G

Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication.

Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Create short documents and messages that are organized, complete and tailored to specific audiences.
  • Deliver short, organized spoken messages and oral reports tailored to specific audiences and purposes.
  • Reframe information from spoken messages in ways that show accurate analysis and comprehension.
  • Reframe information from a variety of written materials in ways that show accurate analysis and comprehension.
  • Draw information from a variety of sources to enhance understanding of a specific issue or topic.
  • Integrate information using commonly accepted citation guidelines.
  • Use technology to support communication.
Learning Activities
  • Lectures, presentations, group work, on-line skill development
  • In-class and on-line writing exercises to improve sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics
  • Following the writing process for paragraphs and essays: planning, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading
  • Practicing techniques for effective speaking and listening
  • Applying critical reading strategies
  • Accessing Algonquin College Resource Centre to complete research tasks.