APC100 - Applied Professional Communications

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Subject Title
Applied Professional Communications

Subject Description
This course focuses on self-awareness, group work, team building, interpersonal communication, presentation skills, conflict, and time management with applications to industry-specific settings.
In this course, you are developing the skills that will make you not only a greater asset to an employer, but a more confident and accomplished individual.  APC100 will give you a thorough grounding in employability skills listed as essential by the Conference Board of Canada in our global, knowledge-based society of the 21st century. You will be introduced to communication theories and principles, as well as given ample opportunity to apply your learning in the classroom. You will utilize and further develop these skills in all the subjects of your program. 
Only students who have a Canadian university degree in the humanities and social sciences will be considered for advanced standing.  These students must provide detailed subject outlines from their university.

Credit Status
Required General Education course for the following programs: CPA/CPD/CPAC/CNS/CTY
Not applicable as a General Education credit for any other program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Evaluate communication principles and theories to gain knowledge of communication as a discipline.
  2. Apply communication theory to manage personal, social, and occupational relationships.
  3. Assess perceptions of the self and others to minimize bias.
  4. Complete a standardized personality assessment to increase self-awareness.
  5. Perform a face-to-face presentation in class to improve public speaking and presentation skills.
  6. Collaborate on interdependent tasks while working with individuals’ strengths and weaknesses.
  7. Enhance communication skills in online settings by completing activities and assessments online.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.