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ENGL226 - Effective Business Communication

Course Details

Course Code: ENGL226 Course ID: 5227 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

In the modern workplace driven by technology, business is about relationships, and the written word connects us. This course teaches us how to build those relationships, efficiently and effectively, through composing common types of business messages. We will focus on writing emails, memos, and letters as well as social media content, presentations, and personal resumes and cover letters. Develop professional communication skills to articulate your ideas and purpose to diverse business audiences in clear, concise, correct, coherent, and credible ways. (Pre-requisite: ENGL101 or ENGL110)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/22 - 09/30/22 10/03/22 - 11/27/22 Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/22 - 11/04/22 11/07/22 - 01/01/23 Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Objective 1: Recognize the way a clear purpose, understanding of audience, and a structured writing process contribute to effective business communication.

Objective 2: Differentiate between effective and ineffective business communication strategies.

Objective 3: Apply professional and appealing choices in content, organization, tone, style, syntax, and formatting to create common types of business communication.

Objective 4: Assess purpose and effective techniques for visual, multimedia, and social media messages for professional purposes.

Objective 5: Synthesize, assess, and evaluate information from a variety of sources into well-composed business messages.

Late Assignments

Students are expected to submit assignments by the due dates listed in the classroom. Late assignments, including but not limited to Assignments, Discussions, posts and responses, quizzes, and exams, may or may not be accepted after the course end date. Submitting an assignment after the due date may result in a penalty of up to 10% of the grade per day late, not to exceed a maximum 50% of the grade. The amount of the penalty is at the faculty member’s discretion. Faculty recognize that students have limited time and may be more flexible if potential delays are communicated ahead of time.*

*Doctoral and Programs with specialty accreditation may have different late policies.

**Students with DSA accommodations may have different late policies applied. For more information regarding our DSA services, please contact

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
Week 1 Discussion - Introductions 5.00 %
Week 2 Discussion - Business Style 5.00 %
Week 4 Discussion - Planning a Message 5.00 %
Weeks 5 and 6 Discussion - Cover Letter and Résumé Peer Review 5.00 %
Week 7 Discussion - Visual Multimedia and Social Media Messages 5.00 %

Book Title: Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.


Publication Info:

ISBN: D2L Note

Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.