MGMT3315 _ Fall 2011 - MGMT 3315.002 MGMT 3315.004 Fall...

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MGMT 3315.002 (TR 11:00 - 12:15 p.m.) Elwin Myers MGMT 3315.004 (TR 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.) Office: OCNR 126 Fall 2011 Office Hours: M-R 2:30-4:00 E-Mail: elwin.myers@tamucc.edu Office Telephone: 361-825-2492 Communicating in Business Course Description A study of the fundamentals of effective communication in business and administration. Emphasis is placed on the application of modern techniques to business writing including memos, letters and reports, and oral reporting. Prerequisites: BUSI 0011, MISY 2305 and Junior standing or above . Learning Objectives Review/learn English grammar and punctuation. Review/learn effective writing style principles (paragraph unity, paragraph length, active voice, etc.). Learn correct format and content for business letters, memos, e-mail, and short and long reports. Learn correct format of APA style. Review/learn effective speaking skills (content, delivery, PowerPoint design, etc.). Learn correct format and content for documents relating to employment (i.e., resume, application letter, follow-up letters). Consider ethical implications of various communication documents (i.e., exaggeration in sales letters and resumes, etc.) and situations (plagiarism). Seeks to assist students in their preparation for the Major Field Test. Required or Recommended Readings Textbook: Guffey, Mary Ellen. Business Communication: . South-Western Publishing, 2011 ( 7 th edition ). (Bring every class session) NOTE: If the bookstore is sold out of the text, please place a special order with the bookstore or an online source immediately .
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Recommended or Supplemental Reading: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition American Psychological Association Blackboard Login: https://iol.tamucc.edu/ List of Supplies USB Flash Drive (Bring every class session) SandDollar Card with a positive cash balance (to use printers) (Bring on exam dates as requested) Major Course Requirements Testing Homework Quizzes (13 @ 6 pts.) 78 Exam #1 (September 8) 50 Exam #2 (October 11) 55 Final (December 8) 90 Final exams taken at other times will result in score reduction by 1 grade unless approved by university policy Written Report 85 Instruction 1 (September 6, 11:59 p.m.) 0 Instruction 2 (September 15, 11:59 p.m.) 10 Instruction 3 (September 29, 11:59 p.m.) 0 Instruction 4 (October 11, 11:59 p.m.) 0 Instruction 5 (October 25, 11:59 p.m.) 5 Instruction 6 (October 27, 11:59 p.m.) 5 Instruction 7 (November 1, 11:59 p.m.) 5 Instruction 8 (November 8, 11:59 p.m.) 10 Instruction 9 (November 15, 11:59 p.m.) 50 Oral Presentation Oral Presentation #1 (September 13, 15, 20) 50 Oral Presentation #2 (November 17, 22, 29) 50 Impromptu Speaking 30 Documentation Assignment (October 28, 11:59 p.m.) 20 In-Class Assignments Miscellaneous In-class Assignments (? @ 5, 10, or 15 points each) ?
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Course Grade Percentages : A letter grade will be determined based on the percentage earned of total points possible, as follows:
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