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EN 306B Prof Wrtng in the Disciplines:Business Communications
Stallings, Walton Dees


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

EN 306 Professional Writing in the Disciplines: Business Communications

Semester

F1T 2007 DL

Faculty

Stallings, Walton Dees

Title

Assistant Professor, English

Degrees/Certificates

PhD, English, University of South Carolina
MA, English, University of South Carolina
BA, English, Virginia Military Institute

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

I am available via phone or online at any time.

Daytime Phone

(410) 867-6172 (ofc)

Other Phone

(410) 991-0934 (mobile)

E-Mail

walton.stallings@park.edu

dees@infionline.net

Class Days

Continual - Online

Class Time

Continual - Online

Prerequisites

EN 105, EN 106, WCT

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:

Text: Business Communication Essentials, 3d Edition 

Authors: Courtland Bovee and John Thill, Third Edition

ISBN: 0-13-199536-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

 
See the course Webliography.

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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. The course will have three sections. B. Business Communications: 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. Prerequisites: EN105, EN106, passing the Writing Competency Test and 60 credit hours. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

 

My philosophy is to give you a learning environment rich in resources, and continual availability to me, and guide you though some practical learning experiences with scenarios similar to what you'll find in professional settings.  I think you'll find this approach both interesting and rewarding! 

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. State and explain the requirements for communicating effectively and ethically in a globally-oriented, technological economy
  2. Discuss and apply techniques of project management - through the development of an Information Plan and other activities - necessary for effective business writing tasks
  3. Apply techniques of traditional and online research necessary for effective business writing
  4. Apply techniques of analysis and decision-making necessary for effective organizing of written business documents
  5. Apply techniques necessary for efficient drafting of business documents
  6. Apply techniques necessary for revising to achieve a clear, vivid and readable style
  7. Apply techniques necessary for proofing for correctness of business documents
  8. Develop (plan, conduct research for, organize, draft, revise, and proof) business memos, letters, proposals, reports, and resumes which meet the criteria stated in an Assessment Checklist used for evaluating writing
  9. Given a workplace scenario and a writing task/assessment checklist, coach a colleague or subordinate in effective techniques to complete a writing task
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 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.

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: 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. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .

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Last Updated:8/1/2007 8:59:52 PM