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Advanced Comm. in Management
BMGT-2305

  • Spring 2019
  • Section F01 CRN-25967
  • 3 Credits
  • 01/14/2019 to 05/09/2019
  • Modified 01/10/2019

Meeting Times


8:00-10:40 am Thursday

Contact Information


E-mail: [email protected] Other contact may be made through Mark Cameron, Bryan FPC, [email protected] or (979) 823-1879.

Description


A study of advanced principles of oral and written communications for managers. An emphasis will be on the application of procedures for writing reports, proposals, and conducting research as well as producing oral presentations.

Three class hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours.

 

Requisites

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


1. Apply procedures for writing reports, proposals, and conducting research.

2. Produce oral presentations.

3. Demonstrate professionalism while developing effective listening, nonverbal, meeting, team and cross-cultural skills.*

4. Implement problem-solving and critical thinking skills in preparing business messages and presentations.*

Materials


Required Textbooks, Supplies, and Materials:

Essentials of Business Communication by Guffey, South-Western Cengage Learning, 9th Edition, ISBN 13: 978-1-111-82123-4

 

Course Requirements


Unit Exams                                                    

Attendance/In Class Assignments                 

Portfolio                                                         

Writings and Assignments                             

Presentations/Reports                                    

Interview                                                      

Semester Exam

Evaluation


Point Distribution and Evaluation Percentages for the course:

 

                        POINT DISTRIBUTION                  

                        900-1000         A                                

                        800-899           B                                

                        700-799           C                                                        

                        600-699           D                                

                        Below 600       F                                 

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                        EVALUATION PERCENTAGES

                        Unit Exams                                                     30%

                        Attendance/In Class Assignments                    2%

                        Portfolio                                                          15%

                        Writings and Assignments                              18%

                        Presentations/Reports                                     10%

                        Interview                                                           5%

                        Semester Exam                                               20%

Criteria

Criteria for Grading All Assignments and Determining Final Grade in the Course:  

  1. Major Exams: Score determined by points earned on objective and problem portions
  2. Writing and In Class Assignments: Grading Rubric
  3. Portfolio: Score determined by format, accuracy, and completeness
  4. Presentations: Points determined by voice, diction, eye contact, content, thoroughness, ability to work as a team, and accuracy
  5. Final Exam: Points determined by accuracy (problem portion) and correct answers (objective portion), and content and grammar (essay)

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Late Assignments: Late assignments will be accepted the next class period with a 50 percent penalty.  Students must be present in class to receive credit on in-class assignments.

Schedule


BMGT 2305 Advanced Communication in Management

Daily Schedule – Spring 2019

 

Week

Contact

Hours

Date

Assignments

Possible Points

per Assignment

Week 1

3

Jan.

24

Information                   

Chapter 1 Workplace Communications

 

 

Week 2

3

Jan. 25

Chapter 2 Planning Business Messages

Chapter 3 Composing Business Messages

 

 

Week 3

3

Jan. 31

Chapter 4 Revising Business Messages

 

Week 4

3

Feb. 7

Test Chapters 1-4

Chapter 5  Electronic Messages/Digital Media

Writing #1 E-mail  due 2/14

Writing #2 Memo due 2/14

100

 

30

30

Week 5

3

Feb. 14

 Chapter 6 Positive Messages

Writing #3 Direct Request  due 2/21

 

30

Week 6

3

Feb. 21

Chapter 7 Negative Messages

Writing #4 Adjustment Letter  due 2/28

 

30

Week 7

3

Feb. 28

Chapter 8 Persuasive Messages

Writing #5 Denial of Claim  due 3/7

Writing #6  Goodwill Letter due 3/7

 

30

30

Week 8

3

Mar. 7

Test Chapters 5-8

Chapter 9 Informal Reports

Group Project:

     Written Proposal due 3/21

     Oral Presentations due 4/11

100

 

 

 

 

 

Mar.

14

SPRING BREAK

 

Week 9

 

3

Mar. 21

Written proposals read

Chapter 11 Professionalism at Work

Work on Oral Presentations

25

 

 

Week 10

3

Mar. 28

Chapter 12 Business Presentations

Work on Oral Presentations

             

                

Week 11

 

3

Apr.

4

Test Chapters 9,11,12

Chapter 13 Job Search, Résumés & Cover Letter/ Explanation Letter

Portfolios due 4/25

100

 

Week 12

3

Apr. 11

Group Oral Presentations

Work on résumés

75

Week 13

3

Apr.

18

Résumé Lab

Work on portfolios

 

 

Week 14

3

Apr. 25

Chapter 14 Interviewing and Following Up

Work on résumés

Portfolios due

Interview Packet due 5/2

 

 

150

10

Week 15

3

May 2

Mock Interviews

Review

50

Week 16

3

May 9

 Final Exam

200

 

48

 

 

Total Points  1000