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Course: BCOM3143/20060 – Business Communication – MWF 9 a.m. (Spring 2011) B 222 Location: University of Central Oklahoma Professor: Dini Homsey, M.A. Email: [email protected] Office: 233B Office Phone: 974-2445 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Available other times by appointment A NOTE FROM THE DEAN: Welcome to one of the core courses in your program of study in the College of Business. You may be wondering why you have to take so many courses that are not directly related to your chosen major. No area in business can operate in isolation and succeed. In addition to preparing you to be successful in your major field of study, the curriculum in the College of Business is designed to help you understand and work with all of the functional areas you will encounter in business. Mastering the material in this course will help you perform better in all your business classes and make you a better business professional. Have a great semester! Required Text: The text below is out of print, but it has been published as a custom text for this course and is available in the university bookstore. Angell, P. A. (2009). Business communication design: Creativity, strategies, and solutions (2 nd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. Course Description: Business Communication is a survey course designed to address key topics in professional and work- related communication. During the course, students will strengthen their knowledge and enhance their skills in writing, presenting, listening, career preparation, team work, culture, and ethics. Objectives 1. To develop poise, confidence, and skill in oral presentations and written documents which are contributors to success in business and professional settings 2. To understand the importance of listening in business and professional settings 3. To understand and develop the appropriate materials for job searching and employment interviews 4. To understand the factors that both facilitate strong team dynamics and that impede team performance 5. To recognize how organizational culture influences the interactions in various business and professional settings 6. To understand the factors that affect ethical decision-making associated with business communication Academic Integrity: UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC INTEGRITY STATEMENT Academic dishonesty includes, but is not confined to: plagiarizing; cheating on tests or examinations; turning in counterfeit reports, tests, and papers; stealing tests or other academic material; knowingly falsifying academic records or documents of the institution; accessing a student’s confidential academic records without authorization; disclosing confidential academic information without authorization; and, turning in the same work to more than one class without informing the instructors involved. Each student is expected to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is above reproach. Students are expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity in the academic experiences both in and out of the classroom. Any student found guilty of academic
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