Final_SYLLABUS_BA324_DUNN_08_28_08 - BA 324 Business...

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BA 324 Business Communication Fall 2008 Instructor Info Sections Mary B. Dunn, Ph.D. ( [email protected] ) 02085/ TTH 3:30pm / CBA 4.322 Office : CBA 3.236 Phone: 471-1653 Office hours : Grader: Stephanie Cardwell Prerequisites Required classes : s RHE or E 306, MIS 310 or passing score on the Computer Literacy Test, and credit or registration for BA 101S, 101T, 101H, of 101 Expected skills : s Basic writing skills, including grammar and mechanics s Computer skills, including the ability to create PowerPoint presentations, communicate via email, and use the Internet/Web Primary Textbook The primary required textbook for all BA 324 sections is Mary Ellen Guffey’s Business Communication: Process and Product , 6/e. Individual lecturers may require additional texts and/or reading packets. Mission Statement The mission of BA 324 is to provide McCombs School of Business undergraduates with a conceptual framework and specific tools for communicating in complex environments and accomplishing strategic academic and professional business goals. This core course provides writing, oral, and collaborative skills necessary for future business courses, internships, and professional positions. Course Objectives: Preparing Students for Business Environments BA 324 focuses on writing, speaking, and interpersonal communication. Although differences in instructors’ presentation styles are a natural and valuable part of a multi-section course, all sections of BA 324 have the same objectives. These objectives specify that business students, at the conclusion of the course, should be able to: Analyze communication situations and audiences to make choices about the most effective and efficient way to communicate and deliver messages Conduct research that includes the use of electronic library resources and the Internet; use the results of that research to complete written and oral reports Deliver effective business presentations in contexts that may require either extemporaneous or impromptu oral presentations Provide feedback, accept feedback, and use feedback to improve communication skills Write business documents that are grammatically correct and use appropriate business style Develop effective interpersonal communication skills Use communication technology appropriately and effectively Attendance Policy Since BA 324 teaches both conceptual knowledge and skills, daily attendance and active participation in the class are required. Students should view class attendance as they would work attendance and communicate to their peers and instructor in an appropriate manner. If your absences exceed three days for a MWF course, or two days for a TTh course, your final grade is impacted by a minimum of a 1% deduction of your final grade per absence. Please review carefully the additional attendance requirements at your instructor’s discretion. Grading Policy for all BA 324 and BA 324H Section
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2008 for the course BA 02015 taught by Professor Porter during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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Final_SYLLABUS_BA324_DUNN_08_28_08 - BA 324 Business...

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