BCOM3143/20060 – Business Communication – MWF 9 a.m. (Spring 2011) B 222
University of Central Oklahoma
Dini Homsey, M.A.
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!
The text below is out of print, but it has been published as a custom text for this course and is available in the
Angell, P. A. (2009). Business communication design: Creativity, strategies, and solutions (2
ed.). Boston, MA:
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.
To develop poise, confidence, and skill in oral presentations and written documents which are
contributors to success in business and professional settings
To understand the importance of listening in business and professional settings
To understand and develop the appropriate materials for job searching and employment interviews
To understand the factors that both facilitate strong team dynamics and that impede team
To recognize how organizational culture influences the interactions in various business and
To understand the factors that affect ethical decision-making associated with business
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