Georgian College - Course Outline


Term: Winter 2019

Subject Code:
Course Number:
PLA Applicable:
Course Name:
Communication Essentials
Grade Mode:
Post Secondary

Two way equivalent(s):

COMM 1000 - College Communications
COMM 1018 - Communications 1 (ODE)

One way equivalent(s):

COF 9105 - Comm. au niveau collégial
COMF 1000 - Communication au niveau collegial
COS 4106 - Technical Communications 1
COS 5102 - Communications
COS 5122 - Office Communications 1
COS 5124 - Communications 1
COS 5125 - Business Communications 2
COS 5158 - Communications 2
COS 9101 - Technq of Writing and Speaking
COS 9105 - College Communications
ENGL 1004 - Writing and Literature for the Professional Student Part 2

Students are advised to retain course outlines for future use in support of applications for employment or transfer of credits

Course Description:

This course promotes effective communication skills essential for academic and professional success. Visual analysis and presentation strategies are employed to emphasize the importance of adapting communication to the intended audience. Students compose clear and concise messages through researching, writing and presenting to ensure effective communication. Students are expected to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve the course outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Organize information into a clear, coherent message to fulfill a purpose while considering the effect on the environment.
2. Support ideas with information to compose written, spoken and visual messages.
3. Integrate a documentation system to credit the use of information and ideas generated through research.
4. Revise information for content, language, and purpose for diverse audiences.
5. Practise active dialogue for personal, professional and academic purposes in different environments.

Course Content:

- Correspondence
- Essays
- Presentations
- Listening/non-verbal communication
- Visual communication
- Research and documentation


Tests/examinations/assignments must be written/submitted at the time specified. Requests for adjustments to that schedule must be made before the test/exam/assignment date to the faculty member. Failure to do so will result in a mark of “0”, unless an illness/emergency can be proven with appropriate documentation at no cost to the College.

The passing grade for all courses is 50%, or letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) unless otherwise noted below. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester of a program is 60% and is a requirement to graduate.

Evaluation is comprised of: Assignments 60% Presentation(s) 20% Test(s) 20%


A student at Georgian College can appeal the following:

  1. a mark on the assignment, test, examination or practical experience;
  2. a final mark for a course or co-op work term;
  3. missing or incorrect assessment information on a grade report and/or transcript

A student cannot appeal a decision regarding whether or not a PLA or Exemption is available for an individual course, nor the method of challenge used.

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