Writing and Communication Skills in the Security Environment ED202.10

Description: The main purpose of the Writing and Communication Skills in the Security Environment course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of writing and presentation in the context of the Department of Defense. Mastering these fundamentals will allow students to communicate more effectively to a variety of audiences, using a range of methods. This course will focus primarily on the formal writing and communication tasks that security professionals are required to perform as part of their jobs.

Note: ED202 (8 weeks) and ED203 (8 weeks) are replacing ED201 (16 weeks). If you have taken ED201 before, the course material in ED202 will be similar to the first 8 weeks of ED201.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Students will be able to:

  • Develop effective workplace communications using strong and grammatically correct sentences in accordance with The Elements of Style and other guidelines for government writing.
  • Research, write, and revise an effective security related product informed by analysis of the audience.

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor-led Education (VILE)

Length: 8 Weeks

Target Audience: U.S. military members and civilian Government employees preparing for leadership responsibilities in DOD Security

Clearance Requirement: None

Number of Students per Course: 20

Requirements: This course requires students to complete weekly assignments, including reading, research, and writing assignments similar to those required for a three-semester hour college course. Students must make a significant commitment of time to complete these assignments.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): N/A

Professional Development Units per SPēD: PDUs are determined by length of course and IAW with current Certification Maintenance Guidelines.

System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP.

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.

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Course unavailable for registration until 1 May 2023

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