EMPR 110: Workplace Communications and Interpersonal Skills

Instructor: Cormac Evans

Delivery: In-Person

Term: Summer 2024 

Course Description: This course introduces students to the critical interpersonal competencies and communication skills required in contemporary workplaces. Students will gain and apply knowledge of foundational theories in communication and organizational behavior to develop their professional written, oral and interpersonal skills. This course will also demonstrate the critical importance of these theories and skills to the broader field of employment relations, including human resource management, labour relations and conflict resolution.

Learning Outcomes: At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective and appropriate verbal and written communication skills in professional workplace settings
  2. Identify barriers to effective communication and strategies to overcome those barriers
  3. Apply knowledge of interpersonal behaviours to work effectively in teams
  4. Describe strategies for building and maintaining professional relationships
  5. Explain the role and importance of communication and interpersonal skills to promote inclusion and equity in diverse workplaces

Learning Hours: 120 (36 Lecture, 12 Group Learning, 12 Online Activity, 60 Private Study) 

Grading Scheme: 

Detailed descriptions of each assignment, including the rubrics used for evaluation, are available on the course onQ website under the assignments tab.

Personal Journal 25% 
Quiz x 3 30%
Case Study 20%
Individual Final Assignment + Self-Reflections 25%


Prerequisites: None

Exclusions: COMM 105