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Effective Term:
Spring 2021 through Summer 2022
Course Number:
ID 232
Course Title:
Business Communication for Interior Design
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Outlines the importance of persuasive communication in matters of sales, client management and project coordination. Covers product sourcing, business taxes, and budgeting.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Interface with design professionals to create a community of practice.
  • Use professional skills in team environments.
  • Compute basic budgets and understand and analyze profit margins.

Course Activities and Design

This course will is a lecture course with an bit of lab time.  The format of lectures with important content gauged to support in class exercises and projects.

Visits to industry - field trips.

Verbal communication exercises and presentations

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed by their project development and self-assess their skills as the were at the beginning of the class and at the end of the class.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Professional development and interpersonal communication - persuasive speech and communication as those themes influence design work.

Related Instruction

Hours: 15

Compute basic budgets and understand profit margins.

Students will create a budget that they prepare as list or net pricing, then propose a profit for selling and sourcing.

Hours: 20

Utilize an understanding of professional practice methodology, ethics, selling techniques, and communication/ listening skills.

Apply skills in leadership, negotiation, interpersonal and teamwork communication.

Research into different persuasive communication techniques.  Create a project based on research and apply basic concepts to present day scenario involving product sales and administration.

Human Relations
Hours: 15

Apply skills in leadership, negotiation, interpersonal and teamwork communication.

Students will work in groups to develop team strategies to solve assignment requirements.