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Course Syllabus Fall 2019Business 300 GWAR“Business Communication for Professionals”Section 25 meets Thursdays 4pm to 6:45pm 8/2919-12/12/19 in BUS 113Instructor: Dr. Lorenzo F. Garcia[email protected]Office Hours Wed. 1:30-3:30 in BUS 212 & Thurs 2-4 pm in BUS 208DCatalog DescriptionWritten and oral communication including the fundamentals of business communication, exposure to common formats of business writing, effectiveoral presentations, and the ethical and legal implications of business communication. The emphasis is on hands-on experience creating effectivecommunication at the standard of quality expected of business professionals. Meets Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).Teaching PhilosophyMy goal as an educator is to facilitate the mastering of course material and to guide learners towards being in charge of their education. I alsounderstand that in order to make my practice in sync with the prior statement, I must bring flexibility, humility, and understanding to the forefront ofmy practice.PrerequisitesCOMM 150 and ENG 214 or equivalent with grades of C- or better and upper division standing.Student Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1.Demonstrate working knowledge of the fundamentals of business communication.2.Communicate using common business communication formats (interpersonal correspondence, formal reports, and oral presentations).3.Comprehend the standards expected of business professionals and prepare multiple drafts of a document in order to achieve those standards.4.Describe current issues in business writing.In order to achieve the above goals, we will practice the following:Basic competencies in business related disciplines.Demonstration of effective professional communication skills.Developing personal and team skills that facilitate achievement of organizational goals.Demonstrating, in writing, the ability to analyze business situations.Understanding the ethical issues related business communication.
Writing Examples and Reading Materials-See iLearnStudent Work and GradingGrades are based in individual writing, mid-term examinations and oral presentations, with a heavy emphasis on individual writing:WritingPointsGrade BreakdownOngoingExpectation Letter (Extra Credit)(10)Study Plan10Memos(Eight total x 2)16Practice Memo5Reviewing Business Research Draft 115Reviewing Business Research Final Draft25Resume/Cover letteretc.5BUS Emails540.5%Letter grade percentage scale as follows:93% - 100%4.0 A90% - 92%3.7 A-87% - 89%3.3 B+83% - 86%3.0 B80% - 82%2.7 B-77% - 79%2.3 C+73% - 76%2.0 CLESS THAN 73%NO CREDITNOTE: The student must earn a C or better in thiscourse to satisfy theUniversity’s GWARrequirement.Mid-termWeeks 3-8Outline (includes presenting to class 7.5%)9Mid-term draft 115Mid-term draft 225Mid-term5049.5%OralFinal Presentation2010%Total 200Total possible 210100%
Course Procedures:Wednesday office hours are held as a recitation. A room (BUS 212) has been reserved where I can meet with multiple students. These sessions are

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