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Unformatted text preview: Fundamentals of Business Communication (BUSORG1101) Spring 2010 CRN: 29358 – Tu/Th 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CRN: 17180 – Tu/Th 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Instructor: Neil F. Fogarty Office: 2506 Sennott Square Hours: By appointment Email: [email protected] Course Objectives: The overriding goal of the course is to make you more impactful as a candidate and successful as an employee. To do that, the content of the course represents a distillation of research as well as employer comments, concerns and praise. Taking that information into account, this course will introduce concepts that will enable you to: • Be able to more objectively assess your current competencies and develop those that employers seek. • Understand how to better organize information when communicating good news, bad news or communicating to persuade. • Be able to write more clearly, concisely, convincingly, and correctly. • Be able to present more comfortably, confidently, and effectively. • Be able to work more constructively with others (including in teams) and be able to coach more effectively providing both positive and corrective feedback. ADA Assistance : If you have a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and Disability Resources and Services, 216 William Pitt Union, 412-648-7890/ (412)383-7355 (TTY), as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course. Course Materials: There are three reference guides used in this course. 1. Fundamentals of Business Communication Resource Guide: This is the main guide for the course. It was written by the course coordinator and is available on the Courseweb site. To speed download times, each unit of the guide is a separate PDF and is located in the Unit materials. Those can be accessed through the main buttons on the Courseweb site. 2. The Associated Press Stylebook – You will learn more about this on the Courseweb site and in your class. 3. Quamut “How to Do It” Business Writing reference tool Important course information : For additional course philosophy, grading information, checklists for success with detailed homework assignments, due dates, PowerPoint files and other materials and resources for this course visit the Blackboard site. Page 1 This summary syllabus includes a chart that lists the various assignments you will be completing during the term. It indicates the percentage of the total grade each assignment represents. Be sure to double check Blackboard for more specific instructions. I reserve the right to revise this syllabus as the term progresses. Logistical Assignment Requirements : One of the items posted on Courseweb will be the checklists for success for each assignment. You are to print out the appropriate checklist and staple it to each assignment submitted....
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