Ms. Lara Davis
Phone: 662-513-3884 (call no later than 5 p.m.)
Conner 319 B
Monday/Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 4 -5 p.m. & by appointment
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
BUS 271 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (SPRING 2009 Tues/Thurs)
Communication theory and its application in business. This course will allow you to
practice the forms of written communication typically necessary for employment in
corporate America, such as writing inter-office memorandums, formal letters, briefs
and reports, business e-mails, research, and oral presentations.
(2008) 15e. South-Western.
Classes will include instructor lecture and explanation using illustrative materials as
well as discussion and in-class writing and speaking activities. Students will
successfully 1) write business documents (reports, letter, memorandum, e-mail,) to
achieve logical and ethical communication response to business problems using
positive tone, you-approach, and appropriate arrangement; 2) complete research
report and 3) give individual oral briefings plus speak as part of a team presentation
using PowerPoint slide show software.
(web-based learning system) will
be used to post lecture notes, provide assignments, and communicate with students;
therefore, registration is mandatory.
suggested you check your
email twice a day for changes or announcements that may or may not have
been disclosed in class.
Since BUS 271 is an activity-oriented course, attendance will be taken. Four or more
absences will result in a
2% deduction of final grade.
You are expected to be a
regular, active and considerate participant during our semester together. This is not
a passive, sit-and-take notes type of class. Learning comes from listening, doing,
participating, and accomplishing. This also includes being a contributing member to
assigned groups who depend on your attendance and participation.
It is expected that each student attend every class session. You are accountable for
all material covered in each class. Please do not ask or email me regarding this
matter. It is recommended that you develop a buddy support system for yourself in
the event you might not be able to attend class.
Make up Policy
Think of this class (and
your classes) as a job. If you don’t show up for work or
meet deadlines, you get fired
Absence is not an excuse for missed assignments.
All assignments must be submitted
in class on the day they are due
such as “I didn’t know, I got mixed up on the dates, my car would not start”, are
There are NO make-ups and late assignments will have
for assignments turned in by 4 p.m. on due date and 50% deducted 1 day late.
After that, you will receive a zero. If you are absent on the day of a quiz, the day of