BUS 370 Fall 2004

Schedule of Assignments


Complete Read/Do/Submit items on the date indicated. For each of the assignments, see your syllabus for general information and the individual assignments for additional, specific directions.

Date
Topics and Assignments
Points
30 Aug
Classes begin—4:00P
 
1 Sep
Introduction to Integrated Communication in Business
Discuss: Course objectives, materials, and class procedures
Do: Download (print) the complete syllabus: Syllabus for BUS 370 and the Table of Contents for
Managing Information and Relationships (MIR)
Join Confers BUS370-DISC and BUS370-CASES
Read: Introductory items on BUS370-DISC and “Part I: Online Materials” in MIR
 
3 Sep
External Reality and Subjective Experience—Nonverbal Foundations for Communication
Why communication is both essential and difficult, The need for rapport,
Basic language skills, Advanced language patterns (Metamodel and Milton model)
Read: “Part 2: The Communication Process”
Do: First conference posting (see directions in the syllabus)
10
6 Sep
Labor Day Recess—No class
 
8 Sep
Nonverbal Foundations for Communication, Cont’d.
Rapport, Basic language skills, Advanced language patterns
(Metamodel and Milton model)
Read: “Part 2: The Communication Process”
 
10 Sep
Fundamentals of Business Communication
Positive tone, You-attitude, Message Structures, Emphasis and Subordination
Read: “Part 3: Communication Objectives”
 
13 Sep
Fundamentals of Business Communication
Positive tone, You-attitude, Message Structures, Emphasis and Subordination
Read: “Part 3: Communication Objectives”
 
15 Sep
Fundamentals, Cont'd
Read: “Part 4: Writing Short Documents” in MIR
 
17 Sep
Review: “Obtaining Information” in MIR
Form Groups for Case 1
Discuss: Case 1
 
20 Sep
Review: “Obtaining Information” in MIR
Group Work: Case 1
20
22 Sep
Discuss: Case 1
 
24 Sep
Form Groups for Case 2
Discuss: Case 2 Submit: Case 1
50
27 Sep
Review: “Writing Positive and Routine Messages” in MIR
Group Work: Case 2
20
29 Sep
Discuss: Case 2
 
1 Oct
Submit: Case 2
Form Groups for Case 3
Discuss: Case 3
50
4 Oct
Review: “Writing Negative Messages” in MIR
Group Work: Case 3
20
6 Oct
Discuss: Case 3
 
8 Oct
Form Groups for Case 4
Discuss: Case 4
Do: Conference postings
Submit: Case 3
10
50
11 Oct
Review: “Understanding Persuasion” and “Writing Persuasive Messages” in MIR
Do: Bring brochures on cell phones, wireless services, and samples of direct mail advertising to class
Group Work: Case 4
20
13 Oct
Discuss: Case 4
 
15 Oct
Submit: Case 4
Form Groups for Case 5
Discuss: Case 5
50
18 Oct
Review: “Writing Messages to Negotiate” in MIR
Group Work: Case 5
20
20 Oct
Discuss: Case 5
 
22 Oct
Form Groups for Case 6
Do: Conference postings
Submit: Case 5
10
50
25 Oct
Discuss: Case 6 and Individual Presentations
Read: “Part 5: Writing Long Documents” in MIR
 
27 Oct
Read: “Part 5: Writing Long Documents” and “Part 6: Oral Communication” in MIR
Prepare: Individual Presentations
 
29 Oct
Prepare: Individual Presentations
 
1 Nov
Discuss: Case 6, Individual Presentations
 
3 Nov
Discuss: Case 6, Individual Presentations
 
5 Nov
Discuss: Case 6, Individual Presentations
Do: Conference postings
10
8 Nov
Do: Individual Presentations
 
10 Nov
Do: Individual Presentations
 
12 Nov
Do: Individual Presentations
Submit: IPres Cover Memo & PowerPoint Support
100
15 Nov
Discuss: Case 6 and Job Package
Read: “Part 7: Communication about Employment” in MIR
 
17 Nov
Discuss: Case 6 and Job Package
 
19 Nov
Discuss: Case 6 and Job Package
 
22 Nov
Present: Case 6
 
24 Nov
Present: Case 6
Submit: Case 6 and supplemental forms
250
26 Nov
Thanksgiving Recess—No class
 
29 Nov
Review: Part 7 in MIR, “Communication about Employment”
Discuss: The Job Package
 
1 Dec
Review: Part 7 in MIR, “Communication about Employment”
Discuss: The Job Package and the Final Exam
 
3 Dec
Review: Parts 1-7 in MIR
Discuss: The Final Exam
Complete: Conference postings
Submit: The Job Package
10
150
6-10 Dec
Finals Week
 
8 Dec
Submit by noon on Wednesday, 8 December: Final Exam
100
Fall 2004
Total
1000

Grading Scale

 

A =
930-1000
C =
730 - 779
BA =
880 - 929
DC =
680 - 729
B =
830 - 879
D =
600 - 679
CB =
780 - 829
E =
Below 600

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