21G.221 | Spring 2019 | Undergraduate

Communicating in American Culture(s)

Topics to Guide Reading and Discussion

Communication Norms in the Workplace

Study the Course Workbook materials and be prepared to contribute in an informed discussion of the following topics and questions:

  1. Communication in the work world involves many different communication genres: e.g., facilitating or participating in meetings, writing memos and reports, interviewing job candidates, doing oral performance reviews. What are the main formal communication tasks of a job search?
  2. How is a cover letter equivalent to an argument?
  3. In what work contexts would you expect to “do impromptu speaking”?

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2019