BU-859: Corresponding in the Digital World (formerly Desktop Publishing)

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BU-859 Corresponding in the Digital World (formerly Desktop Publishing)

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours, 2 lab hours

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

This course is designed to enhance the software and communication skills of students whose objective is to enter the business environment. This professional business computerized correspondence course will focus on the communication skills that are necessary to compete in the highly digitized world of contemporary business. This course will provide the skills in information literacy, independent research, effective business writing, grammar mechanics, and composing text in traditional formats and new media digital platforms.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

Certificate - Office Administration Assistant

Certificate - Healthcare Administration

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively through reading, writing, listening, and speaking through class activities, projects and assignments

  2. Research and decipher information and directives that will accomplish business-oriented tasks

  3. Develop and/or improve multi-task management skills

  4. Use analytical reasoning to identify business issues and/or problems and evaluate feedback in order to make informed decisions through research and decision making procedures

  5. Use information management and technology skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning through the use of new media platforms

  6. Integrate knowledge and skills in the professional business office environment

  7. Work collaboratively in group setting to accomplish learning objectives

  8. Employ concepts and methods of the professional and ethical practices to make informed decisions through case analysis, assignments, and projects

  9. Apply creative and logical measures in the evaluation or creation of works in the practical promotional concepts through the use of business facility layout design, creating information material, digital marketing, etc.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Create effective business correspondence, emails, memos, business reports, blogs, presentations, electronic publications, digital advertising, and more.

    • Programs that will be used in conjunction with the simulations that include traditional and online modules.
  2. Confer in groups to examine and analyze documents and content material

  3. Apply corrected content to allow for an error-free and properly formatted document(s)

  4. Use case analyses to practice professional demeanor in the workplace

  5. Learn to create, format, edit, evaluate and proofread business documents for a global market through digital media.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Participation

  2. Textbook Activities

  3. Projects

  4. Research Assignments

  5. Unit Tests

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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