There is a growing need to better prepare students for written and interpersonal communication success both in their course work and in their employment. The Communications courses offered through the Langara English Department, provide students with the fundamentals of professional communications to help students excel in academic and professional environments. Follow the links for more information about each course.

For information about transfer credit and articulation of these courses, please visit the BC Transfer Guide.

CMNS 1107
Writing and Professional Communications I

This course aims to help students improve their writing skills, adapt their writing to address specific audiences and purposes, use appropriate tone in writing, and write persuasively in a variety of professional contexts. The course is designed to be relevant for students requiring additional language support in order to succeed in Langara’s post-degree diploma programs. This course does not carry transfer credit.

CMNS 1114
Professional Communications in a Canadian Context

*New course as of the fall 2020 semester. Good writing is crucial for success in the Canadian workplace. Students are introduced to best practices of grammar and language use, tone and style, and professional document formats for the workplace, including memos, letters, email messages, and career packages. An intensive focus on sentence-level grammar and syntax will help students to develop their ability to write clearly in an organized, precise, and effective manner. This course is intended for students who need to upgrade their written English skills and who do not intend to take university-transferable ENGL courses. Students with LET 3, or equivalent, are not eligible to take this course.

CMNS 1115
Interpersonal Communications

This course puts interpersonal communications theory into practice in exercises, and group and individual projects that cover small group dynamics, interviews, and oral presentations.

CMNS 1118
Written Communications

This course provides students with training in writing skills, with emphasis on business writing in a career context. Writing projects include: memos, letters, reports, resumes, and employment correspondence.

CMNS 1122
Communications for Creative Professionals

Succeeding in the creative arts industries requires strong professional and interpersonal communication skills. Students prepare to be successful creative professionals by learning how to promote themselves and their work to potential clients, how to give meaningful feedback on others' work, and how to work effectively on a team. Students practice a variety of strategies for interpersonal, oral, and written communication, including conveying confident body language, demonstrating dynamic presentation skills, and using persuasive writing techniques.

CMNS 2228
Advanced Written Communications

This course teaches students advanced written communication skills, including both business and technical writing. Students will learn and practice advanced editing skills and writing for the Web.