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Microsoft Word - ABED3100-Syllabus-Summer09#2

  1. 1. ABED 3100 – Syllabus Managerial Communication Summer 2009 Instructor: Sandra Thompson, Ed.S. Course Meets: July 6 through July 28, 2009, 5:30-7:45 PM (on campus) Number/Sections: ABED 3100-02, CRN No. 50050, Credit Hours: 3 Class Meeting Times: Monday, July 6 & Tuesday, July 7 Mandatory on campus class – missing class on the first night – student will be dropped from course Monday, July 27 & Tuesday, July 28 Mandatory on campus class On campus dates: July 6, 7, 14, 16, 21, 23, 27, 28 Online dates (CD/WebCT): July 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24 Building/Room Number: Richards College of Business – Room 103 Office Location: Richards College of Business, 1st Floor – Office 8 Office Phone: 678.839.5425 FAX: 678.839.5358 E-mail (O): sthompso@westga.edu E-mail (P): sthompson809@comcast.net Optional Phone: 770.578-6646 (H) No Saturday/Sunday calls Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by appointment Prerequisites: COMM 1110 or XIDS 1004, ENGL 1101. Required Textbook: Essentials of Business Communication, 7th Edition, Mary Ellen Guffey, Thomson – South- Western 2007. ISBN 0324434723 (Must have interactive online software – Cengage.) Recommended Text: The Gregg Reference Manual, 8th Edition, William A. Sabin, Glencoe – McGraw-Hill 1998. ISBN 0-02-803285-3 (Used copy acceptable.) Course Description: The primary focus of this course centers on developing research and reporting skills to communicate effectively for business, industry, and government in a global workforce. Major emphasis will be placed on: 1. written business correspondence (letters, outlines, proposals/reports, e-mail, and resumes); 2. analysis and interpretation of business problems; 3. basic writing, conducting research, editing, and presenting orally; 4. interpersonal, intrapersonal, and intercultural communication; and 5. ethical and legal considerations in the communication process. Course content in ABED 3100 prepares students for the Business Education Exemption Exams and advanced coursework in the Richards College of Business (Business Administration/Business Education Programs). Course Objectives Related to Learning Goals/Learning Outcomes (LG-BBA, LO-ABED) 1. Develop communication skills essential for career advancement. (LG 1; LO 6, 9) 2. Demonstrate writing techniques using problem-solving activities/assignments. (LG 1, 3, 6; LO 4) 3. Develop critical skills of brainstorming, researching, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and formatting various business documents. (LG 1, 3, 6; LO 5, 6) File: ABED3100-Syllabus-Summer09#2 Page 1 of 4 
  2. 2. ABED 3100 – Managerial Communication Syllabus – Summer 2009 4. Display oral communication skills through individual and team projects. (LG 1; LO 6) 5. Demonstrate using hands-on experiences the skills needed for communicating/reporting. (LG 1, 3; LO 5, 6) 6. Analyze the communication processes including interpersonal, intrapersonal, and intercultural communications. (LG 1, 5; LO 1, 9) 7. Develop an awareness of ethical and legal aspects for reporting information. (LG 1, 5; LO 9) 8. Analyze and interpret communication channels using primary/secondary research techniques and interactive online team activities/assignments. (LG 1, 3, 4, 6; LO 5) 9. Interact through team projects and assignments to develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision- making skills. (LG 2, 3, 5, 6; LO 4) View Learning Objectives for the Richards College of Business at http://www.westga.edu/~mgmtbus/learningobj.htm Delivery Strategies. Students will be expected to participate daily through class discussions, reading from the text, designing a team project(s), engaging in CourseDen (CD/WebCT) online assignments, presenting orally, analyzing website research, preparing business communication documents, and completing online Cengage assignments. Course Withdrawal. Refer to the UWG Undergraduate Catalog for specific instructions on the “Withdrawal Policy.” Students who do not “officially” withdraw from the course will receive a “failing” grade. Honors Credit: Students eligible for honors credit for this class must notify the instructor during the first day/week of class. No honors credit will be approved after the first day/week. Attendance/CourseDen (CD/WebCT) Online. Attendance will be taken for each class date including CourseDen (CD) online dates. Failure to properly sign in or signing in late (10 minutes or more) will result in a total loss of the possible points for the class date. In order for your attendance to be documented, you must sign the official roll sheet while the roll sheet is in circulation at the beginning of class. Once the roll sheet has been withdrawn from circulation, you will not be allowed to sign in. With proper written documentation and at the discretion of the instructor, extenuating absences/tardies to class may be excused (work related, immediate family illness). Documentation must be provided in writing/signature within one (1) week of the absence/tardy. Class Participation. Students will receive a daily participation grade demonstrating professionalism and ethics during class and online assignments by displaying appropriate oral and written communication skills with the instructor, classmates, and all team members. Evidence of unprofessional behavior will result in the loss of the daily participation grade (points). No food/drinks, hats permitted in the classroom at any time. No children of students allowed in class. Any one of the rules or expectations violated in this syllabus constitutes the loss of participation points at the discretion of the instructor. Online Participation. CourseDen (CD/WebCT) will be utilized for a variety of supplemental assignments. Each student and student team will be expected to participate online during the specified time(s) posted for each assignment date. General assignment directions (individual/team) will be posted using the Discussion Board (DB). Responses for assignments must be posted in the Mail Section. Students will communicate individually and with team members through Threaded discussions using the Discussion Board. Postings after the specified time(s)/date will NOT be graded. Each team member will be expected to rotate the responsibility for submitting the team assignment as a “team” posting. A team posting is a “team grade” counted toward attendance/participation points. All students must log on to (CD/WebCT), enter the Discussion Board (DB), and participate for each online date. Online attendance will be taken by login to the (CD/WebCT) Mail Section only. Changes to the class schedule (dates/times) and important announcements will be posted on the CD (WebCT) Discussion Board. File: ABED3100-Syllabus-Summer09#2 Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. ABED 3100 – Managerial Communication Syllabus – Summer 2009 Check (CD/WebCT) and your official UWG e-mail account (my.westga.edu) DAILY. Make sure to keep your UWG e-mail account current and free from unnecessary e-mail messages (http://www.westga.edu/WebCT). Cell Phones/Electronic Devices. All cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off (silent mode) and invisible during class (no checking). Devices heard or observed in class constitute the total loss of the DAILY participation points. No recording devices/cameras are permitted in class unless approved by the instructor. Check with instructor for approval regarding special circumstances. Late/Missed Assignments. Assignments and/or tests submitted late or missed will NOT be scored. Each student is responsible for obtaining information related to assignments/changes by contacting the instructor, team members, or checking (CD/WebCT.) Academic Honor. UWG students are expected to achieve/maintain the highest standards of academic honesty and excellence. Therefore, the UWG student pledges not to lie, cheat, plagiarize, or steal in the pursuit of study and is encouraged to report students who do (refer to Student Handbook, Appendix E, Academic Dishonesty). Students who breach the Academic Dishonesty guidelines will receive a “failing” grade in the course. Written Document Formatting. All work submitted must be typed, 12-point font, one (1) inch side margins with five (5) space paragraph indentations. Use APA style format as directed. No handwritten corrections are accepted on final copies. MS Word is the standard word-processing software. Software designed for personal use will not provide the professional results expected for finished communication documents. Assignments MUST BE saved with .doc extension. If you are using Microsoft VISTA, change the Save As to Word 97-Word 2003 Document for each document on each save. Keep a hard copy of all work. Student work should display the correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar rules for all assignments including electronic correspondence. Evaluation/Assignments. Students will be graded individually and on a team project(s) using a point system. The standard UWG grading scale will be converted using the point system. Each assignment will receive designated points. NO late/missed work will be scored. Written grading rubrics will be provided for each of the oral and written assignments. Extra credit may be offered to the entire class (provided the student(s) was/were present when assignment was given. Evaluation categories include: Tests – Two (2)) tests will be given during the session. Online assignments will provide excellent tutorials and exercises to review for all tests (100 points each). Make-up tests will not be given. Test 1 – Grammar/Mechanics Diagnostic Pretest (first night of class) Test 2 – Grammar/Mechanics Diagnostic Posttest (last night of class) Team Outline – One (1) team Service Proposal Outline will assess the skills needed to organize and prepare the team oral presentation and written Service Proposal (60 points). Oral Team Presentation – One (1) team oral presentation will be required to explain the Service Proposal (100 points). Written Service Proposal – One (1) team written proposal will be required to demonstrate research, editing, and writing applications. Each team member will be evaluated by other team members to assess equal participation (100 points). File: ABED3100-Syllabus-Summer09#2 Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. ABED 3100 – Managerial Communication Syllabus – Summer 2009 Letters – Two (2) – Writing assignments will assess the team ability to draft and produce basic business correspondence including a Service Proposal Letter of Introduction and Thank You Letter (50 points each). Job Seeking – This project will provide an opportunity to create a Cover Letter (Letter of Introduction) listing your educational and work experience qualifications and a formal Resume (Letter – 50 points; Resume – 100 points.) Attendance – 17 days including on campus/online dates (50 points per class date). Participation – 17 days including on campus/online dates (25 points per class date). Grades will be determined as follows: (Revised 6-17-09): Assignment Total Possible Points Tests – (2) 200 Letters – (2) 100 Job Seeking Project – 150 Cover Letter – Letter of Introduction (50 points) Resume (100 points) Team Presentation – 280 Outline of Written Service Proposal (60 points) Written Proposal (100 points) Oral Team Presentation (100 points) Copies of Handouts/Presentation Slides (20 points) Participation – 17days including on campus/online 425 dates (25 points per class) Follows Rules – Actively Engaged, Demonstrates Professionalism/Ethics (in class/online) Active Team Interaction – Meets Deadlines Attendance – 17 days including on campus/online 850 dates (50 points per class) TOTAL Points 2,005   Grading Scale Points A = 90 – 100% 1805 – 2005 B = 80 – 89% 1604 – 1804 C = 70 – 79% 1404 – 1603 D = 60 – 69% 1203 – 1403 F = 0 – 59% 0 – 1202 File: ABED3100-Syllabus-Summer09#2 Page 4 of 4

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