EN 306 Professional Writing in the Disciplines: Business Communications
S1T 2006 DLI
MLA (History of Ideas), Johns Hopkins University, 1995BFA (General Fine Art), Maryland Institute College of Art, 1990
Wednesdays from 8:00-9:30 pm CST
June 5, 2006 - July 30, 2006
Textbook: Business Communication Essentials, by Courtland Bovee and John Thill (Second Edition - With Software), Prentice Hall (ISBN: 0-13167981 3)
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description: 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, public lectures.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's role in all of this is to act as a guide or a mentor, helping students build the skills they will need for effective communication within the business setting.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Grading: Assignment Points % of Grade Week Due
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 6
Paper #6 (Report) 200 20% Week 7
Journal/Notebook 50 5% Week 7
Class Participation 100 10% Continually
Final Examination 200 20% Week 8
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.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Project 1 Memo 50 pts 6/18
Project 2 Memo w/research 100 pts 6/25
Project 3 Letters 150 pts 7/2
Project 4 Proposal 100 pts 7/9
Project 5 Resume 50 pts 7/16
Project 6 Report 200 pts 7/23
Journal 50 pts 7/23
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 89Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work. Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.
An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. PLEASE NOTE: Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
For more details on Park University on page 100 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or page 14 of the Park University Graduate Catalog.
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. 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 .
Last Updated:5/21/2006 9:34:05 PM