CMS 306M Morris Syllabus Fall 2011

CMS 306M Morris Syllabus Fall 2011 - Professional...

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Professional Communication Skills Professional Communication Skills CMS 306M CMS 306M ___________________________________________________________________________________ _ Course: CMS 306M Section : 06815 Location: RLM 6.126 Instructor: Matt Morris E-mail: Office: UA9 4.118B Office Hours: TTH 2-3:15 and by appt. COURSE GOALS The major aims of this course are to make you a more effective professional communicator, analytical thinker and critical listener. Throughout the session you will study the theories and principles of effective communication, practice applying these principles in a variety of assignments, and critique the performances of other speakers. By the end of the semester, you should be able to plan and prepare professional meetings and presentations; deliver a good speech; analyze and adapt to various audiences; and adjust to different speaking situations, purposes, and contexts. NOTE: ONLY 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES MAY BE COUNTED FOR YOUR DEGREE: CMS 305, 306M, 319, SPE 305, 319. REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS Professional Communication Skills , 5 th edition (2010). Adria Battaglia, John A. Daly, & Anna M. Young (Eds). New York, NY: Pearson. This book will serve as both a textbook and a workbook. Inside it you will find instructions for assignments, pages that you will tear out and hand in, and blank leaflets for taking notes. With the media component (access code included in the workbook), you will utilize a wide array of resources such as sample student speeches, interviews with UT faculty on communication issues in our world, researching and outlining tools, and chapter quizzes) to help familiarize you with important communication concepts before course exams. A CD or memory stick for PowerPoint presentations and other electronic documents. IMPORTANT WEBSITES Blackboard is the course management software for CMS 306M and can be accessed at: . Although extra credit opportunities will be announced in class, they also may be found online at: ASSIGNMENTS We will explore the various contexts of professional communication through the following assignments. Additional instructions (including the length of presentations, required visual aids, outlines to turn in, etc) are found in your workbook, along with worksheets that your instructor may ask you to turn in to accompany lessons and assignments. Please note: assignment requirements (e.g. length of presentations, types of visual aids required, etc) are at instructor’s discretion and may differ somewhat from workbook. Please confirm requirements with instructor. Group Presentation
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Spring '06 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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