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Communications and Professional Development Requirement
Communications and Professional Development Requirement Regulations:

The purpose of the Communications and Professional Development Requirement is to develop, evaluate, and hone individual and team-based skills in business and professional communication. We take an integrated approach that includes a designated communications course in every year of the program, and professional development workshops across all four years. This developmental model of learning emphasizes the continuous building and understanding of skills throughout the four-year Commerce Program.
   
The Communications and Professional Development Requirement is part of the Bachelor of Commerce curriculum.

1. Communications Courses (“C-courses”)
There is a C-course in every year of the program. The C-course incorporates communications skills development into the curriculum. Students receive feedback on the oral and/or written communication skills demonstrated through individual or team work.

The C-courses are:
First Year:        COMM-103 Business Management and Communication
Second Year:    COMM-104 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Third Year:       COMM-341 Operations Management
Fourth Year:     COMM-401 Business & Corporate Strategy

2.  Communications/Professional Development Workshops

To foster a philosophy of ongoing professional development, which is pertinent to today's workplace, students also participate in workshops over their four years. Each workshop focuses on a specific topic such as time management, developing effective arguments, and interview preparation.

We highly recommend that a student attend a minimum of eight professional development workshops. Students who complete eight or more workshops by the end of 4th year are eligible to receive an optional Certificate of Professional Development.  Students register for the workshops through the Commerce portal and attendance is monitored.

Individual Support for Writing and Presentation Skills
Additional support for students' writing is provided by the Commerce Program. Students can make appointments to meet with a writing tutor for help with individual writing and assignments. Appointments can be booked using the Commerce portal – see “Writing and Communications Coach.”
The appointments take place in a private office within the main Commerce Office.

Transfer Students:

1. C-Courses

Where a transfer student has taken COMM-200* or its equivalent in another undergraduate program, the student may be excused from COMM-103* on permission of an Academic Advisor in the Commerce Program.

2. Professional Development Workshops
Transfer students are encouraged to engage in the professional development workshops.

For more information on the Communications and Professional Development Requirement, please contact: Martha McIntyre, Manager, Communications and Professional Development Requirement
Phone: 613.533.2312 or Email: mmcintyre@business.queensu.ca

Visit the Communications Website at:
http://commerce.queensu.ca and click on the Communications WORKSHOPS tab on the left hand side.

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