EN 306 Professional Writing in the Disciplines: Business Communications
S2T 2006 DLE
M.A., University of Missouri a Kansas City.B.S. Ed., University of Missouri at Columbia.
March 13 -- May 8
WEPT test passing grade, EN106
Textbook: Business Communication Essentials, by Courtland Bovee and John Thill (Second Edition - With or without Software), Prentice Hall (ISBN: 0-13167981 3.
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Course Description: This course is the third course in the required writing sequence at Park University. It emphasizes professional writing skills and expectations in various disciplines while developing further basic writing skills. Specific departmental courses may be deemed equivalent and will be used to satisfy this course. This course will emphasize knowing and preparing various kinds of communications in business and related fields: business letters, reports, proposals, surveys, field studies, visual aids, group presentations, and public lectures. Pre-requisites: EN105, EN106, passing the Writing Competency Test, and 60 credit hours. 3:0:3
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Week 1: Paper #1 (Memo) 50 5%
Week 2: Paper #2 (Memo w/research) 100 10%
Week 3: Paper #3 (Letters) 150 15%
Week 4: Paper #4 (Proposal) 100 10%
Week 5: Paper #5 (Resume) 50 5%
Week 7: Paper #7 (Long Report) 200 20%
Week 7: Journal/Notebook 50 5%
Class Participation 100 10% Continually
Week 8: Final Examination 200 20%
Total 1000 100%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submissions of work/missing assignments: Late submissions of assignments will be handled on a case-by-case basis, though as in the workplace, it is essential that documents be delivered on time, in final form. Assignments which are still missing at the end of the term will receive no credit.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.
Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.
Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.
Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism. Here are a couple of Online references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Welcome to Business Communications (English 306B), on line! This course focuses on the special communication needs of today's global, diverse, and high-technology workplace. It is designed to produce students who can demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for substantive, clear, and correct business communications, with emphasis on writing skills. Because it is a writing course, Business Communications focuses on helping you develop effective written communication skills for the workplace.
In the course, you will analyze, discuss, and perform writing tasks familiar to most businesses, such as memos, letters, reports, and proposals, and you'll learn how to perform research for these writing tasks using the extraordinary resources of the World Wide Web.
We also cover documents that are important for individual career progression, such as resumes. Finally, we'll present topics and resources to help you understand more about the overall communication process within organizations.
Each week we'll focus on different writing situations, issues, or problems encountered in the workplace through our online conferencing discussions; these are reinforced and expanded in readings in our text, Business Communication Essentials, 2nd. Edition (with or without software), by Bovee, Thill, and Schatzman. (ISBN: 0-13167981 3)
Paper Assignment due dates: note below.
P1 (memo 1): due at the end of Week 2 = Sunday March 26th by midnight.
P2 (memo 2 ): due at the end of Week 3 = Sunday April 2nd by midnight.
P3 (2 Letters): due at the end of Week 4 = Sunday April 9th by midnight.
P4 (Proposal Report): due at the end of Week 5 = Sunday April 16th by midnight.
P5 (Resume): due at the end of Week 6 = Sunday April 23rd by midnight.
P6 (Long Report): due at the end of Week 7 = Sunday April 30th by midnight.
Journal: due at the end of Week 7 = Sunday April 30th by midnight.
Proctor “Final” essay exam: take during week 8.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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