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Professional Communication Certificate

Certificate in

Professional Communication

Hone your professional writing skills, learn to negotiate conflict and develop sensitivity to intercultural communication scenarios with a certificate in professional communication from Linfield's Online and Continuing Education program. You will also gain experience communicating for a variety of situations: grant writing and proposals, social media and web and other workplace contexts.

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As a professional communication student at Linfield

you might take:

Professional Editing

Explore the foundational practices and capabilities needed to write, edit, and revise proficiently. Based on foundations of grammar and usage and builds to a more rhetorically focused approach to comprehensive editing for audience, purpose, and style. (ENGL 271)

Intercultural Communication: Global Perspectives

Theory and practice of human communication in a multicultural world. Interdisciplinary and global perspectives on the social and cultural contexts of communication. Emphasis on perception, values, enculturation, acculturation, verbal and nonverbal language systems, strategies for effective intercultural interaction. (COMM 230)

Capstone in Professional Communication

Integrates the knowledge and skills gained in previous professional communication courses into a project which will represent the best practices of communication theory and rhetorical understandings of context, writing, audience and style. (ENGL 474)

Studying professional communication at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to write, edit and revise proficiently.

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  • Explain the traditional and contemporary theoretical underpinnings of human communication as symbolic activity.

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  • Explain the theory and practice of human communication in a multicultural world both in terms of interpersonal interaction as well as larger scale contact between cultures.

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  • Write effectively for social media, specifically blogs, Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the persuasive, rhetorical nature of proposal and grant writing.

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Deanna Fairchild
Deanna Fairchild
Assistant Director of Admission for Online and Continuing Education

503-883-2345
dfairchi@linfield.edu