Sophia's Communication at Work course is designed to prepare you for successful workplace communication by providing a background on its components and methods, then exploring oral and written forms in depth. You will practice composing professional written communication for a specific purpose and audience. Full Description
3 semester credits
Category: English and Communication
2 partners accept credit transfer.* See Partners
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Sophia's Communication at Work course is designed to prepare you for successful workplace communication by providing a background on its components and methods, then exploring oral and written forms in depth. You will practice composing professional written communication for a specific purpose and audience. Additionally, you will learn about tools for workplace collaboration and efficiency, and how to determine the best meeting and productivity tools for a particular professional context.
Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 3 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 1 Touchstone assessment (this is a written assignment) with an overall score of 70% or better.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.
Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.
A: Sophia is not a college or university and is not eligible for financial aid, military benefits, or other third-party payments. A Sophia membership is considered an out-of-pocket educational expense.
A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.
A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the courseroom, and are included as part of a Sophia membership.
A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.
A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.
A: Sophia courses utilize keyboard biometrics as an alternative to proctoring. No webcam is needed for a Sophia course.
A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.
This course transfers into a degree program at these featured partner institutions.
*Sophia has transfer arrangements with these partners, but always check with your college to confirm transferability into your program.
Sophia students have been pre-approved for credit transfer, or had their Sophia courses accepted for credit by the following institutions. This list is not intended as a guarantee of transfer. Schools accept credit transfer on a case-by-case basis and decisions may vary by student and specific degree plan. We recommend you download the course syllabus and ask your school to review it for pre-approval of transfer credit. Please contact the Sophia Learning Coaches for more information on credit transfer.