EN 306 Professional Writing in the Disciplines: Business Communications
U1T 2007 DLG
Assoc. Professor English/Adjunct Faculty
ABD in Education Policy Studies and Curriculum TheoryMA in Comparative LiteratureBA English & Comparative Literature
6/04/2007 - 7/29/2007
EN105, EN106, WCT, 60 hours
Business Communication Essentials, by Courtland Bovee and John Thill (Third Edition), Prentice Hall (ISBN: ISBN: 0-199536-7)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: View the Webliography of sources for APA citation style.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's constructivist educational philosophy is one of encouraging students' interaction with lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, websites, journals, research papers, and other students. The instructor will engage students in socratic thinking and learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions. The instructor expects that students learn independence in the online classroom and take responsibility for his/her learning. This course enables the students to bridge the gap between rhetorical theory and practical application related to business communication. Therefore, this class gives students opportunities to apply learning immediately in the workplace as well as in other organizations. Additionally, students can connect what they already know with the new material, thus improving learning.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Each student is responsible for:
Completing weekly reading assignments.
Completing weekly discussion qestions and a listening journal; submitting the journal to the instructor weekly.
Completing six substantial writing assignments, referred to as Papers.
Completing a Final Examination.
Each student is responsible for:
% of Grade
Week 1, Sunday noon
Week 2, Sunday noon
Week 3, Sunday noon
Week 4, Sunday noon
Week 5, See Guidelines
Tuesday midnight, Week 7
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All students are expected to observe rules of civility and respect with one another and the instructor in the classroom and in all email correspondence. Please be sure to address students by name and sign your own name when posting or emailing.
Week 2: Communicating in Organizations
Paper #2 (Memo w/research) due in Dropbox by Sunday, noon.
Listening Journal #2 due in Journal Dropbox by Saturday, noon.
Week 3: Letters, Memos, and E-mail; Audience Analysis; Routine, Good-News, and Goodwill Messages
Week 4: Persuasion in Business Documents; Planning and Organizing Writing Projects
Week 5: Writing and Completing Business Documents; Employment Strategies
Week 6: Oral Presentations; Revising
Week 7: Revising Report, Presenting Reports, and Other Information
Week 8: Review and Final Exam
*** Final Examinations will be administered during the eighth week of class. The instructor will provide you with further guidance.***
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87Students will receive a failing grade on any plagiarized or "dishonest" assignment. The second offense will result in receiving a failing grade for the class. In addition, the instructor will place a letter of cause in your student file.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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