|Course Objectives||Prerequisites||Texts Required|
|Grading Percentages||Form of Evaluation||Report and Presentation|
|Examinations||Method of Assigning Letter Grades||Bonus Incentive Points|
|Attendance, Participation, and Make-Up Exams||Absences and Tardies||Student Preparation|
|Add-Drop Policy||Weekly Assignments||Final Examination|
Other: Three or four 3 1/2 inch Double-Sided, High-Density disks. Dictionary, Thesaurus (electronic or hard copy). Intranet account for E-Mail and Internet use. (If you don't have one yet, pick up from 98-B1-208 of the CLA Building, across from the Campus Information Desk or Room CLA 5-13.) The InTRAnet account is necessary for access to privileged files, for your own home page and storage.
ABSENCES AND GRADES
(2 Tardies = 1 Absence)
5. GRADING PERCENTAGES
Grades will be assigned on the basis of the following percentages:
Attendance, attitude, classwork, e-mail & participation 20 Written assignments (homework, exercises, etc.) 30 Term Project and Presentation (10) 10 Mid-Term Examination 20 Final Examination 20 Total 100
6. FORM OF EVALUATION
Class Assignments and Homework. The cases, problems, and exercises assigned are to be done completely, neatly and on time according to the more complete instructions given in class at the time of the assignments. The classwork and assignments must be kept in a notebook that may be checked periodically. The notebook will serve as a cross check against instructor records.
Term-Project Presentation. The research, on an approved management communication topic, will be presented to the class using presentation software. Presentations of the research approximately seven to eleven minutes in length will be made to measure the ability to communicate and clearly inform the audience about the nature of the problem, background, methods, findings, and conclusions of the project. The use of audio-visual aids is MANDATORY during the presentation. Grades will be assigned on the basis of peer and instructor evaluations and Certificates awarded to the presentations judged most effective by the class.
Examinations. The examinations may consist of written communications (letters, memos, etc.), multiple choice, true/false, and essay questions that measure the ability to know and apply principles of good communication. (Be sure to use the Study Guide (password required.) Other types of questions may be included. The questions will cover the lectures, class discussions, activities, videos, exercises, and textbooks. The mid-term and final may include multiple choice questions on the test as well as application exercises (memos, letters, etc.) prepared on the computer and printed.
7. METHOD OF ASSIGNING LETTER GRADES
Grades are assigned based on the evaluations of each student's work compared to others in the class and in previous sections of this class. The percentages indicated in 5, above, and the grading system in the 1999-2001 University Catalog are factors. A system of Stanines (Standard Nine-Point Scale) is used to calculate the value of grades. Letter grades (A, B, C, D, or F) are assigned on the basis of the instructor's evaluation of student work compared with the work of other students completing classwork. An I (Incomplete) grade will be given only if sufficient, but not all, work has been completed for good cause. The I may be changed to a letter grade only when all work is completed according to University Policy.
Bonus Incentive Points (BIPs) may be earned to improve poor test grades, make up for unavoidable absences or late assignments, etc., or to raise the final grade received. Bonus work consists of additional work similar to regular classwork. (Examples include: properly completed end-of-chapter application exercises, questions, message analyses, grammar workshops, arranging a guest speaker, Periodical Reports--Abstract and Analysis with Applications). Up to a maximum of one letter grade may be earned with BIPs. See instructor and web pages for additional details.
Attendance, attitude, and preparation are important. Positive contributions to the class can provide rich reciprocal learning experiences. The right attitude means: a desire and willingness to study and learn, preparation as directed, and putting forth effort even when it may be inconvenient or difficult. It also means: being ready to answer questions when called upon, volunteering answer to questions or asking questions (even when you feel they may seem a little "dumb"), and actively listening to the instructor and other class members. Carrying too many units, working too many hours, etc., (usually symptoms of poor time management) will not be given much consideration in the determination of the final grade.
Number of Absences
9. STUDENT PREPARATION
Students are expected to have all lessons, papers, presentations, etc., prepared on the dates indicated, to come class with the required materials, to take notes, and to read the assignments by the dates due. Assignments turned in late will receive one-half grade lower than they would earn if on time.
10. ADD-DROP POLICY
Detailed information regarding "Add/Drop Policies and the Assignment of Incomplete Grades" is available in the Student Advising Center, Building 6, Room 218, from your Department Office, and from the University Catalog.
11. WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS--MHR 324 (Subject to Amendment and Change)
September 24. Orientation. Introductions. Class Plan and Organization. Purchase Textbook. Make sure Intranet Account Is working. (Check with Computer Commons, CLA 5-13 or Enterprise Computing Help Desk, 98-B1-208). Mail may be checked from other locations at: http://webmail.csupomona.edu:8000 Use of Class Intranet Site. Using the Study Guide.
September 26. Chapter 1--Business Communication Foundations. and Chapter 2--International and Cross-Cultural Communication. Using Search Engines and Directories.
October 1. Chapter 3--Communication Technologies and Techniques and Chapter 4--Principles of Business Communication. (Class--Teams, Comprehensive Exercise 1--Page 117.) Homework--Comprehensive Exercise 2, Pages 117-18. ***The Electronic Database Assignment***
October 3. Chapter 5--Developing Effective and Ethical Business Messages. Examples of Oral Presentations. Class introductions. Class--p. 155, Grammar Workshop. Homework--Review Appendix A, page 618. Written, page 155, Message Analysis. First E-Mail Assignment Due.
October 8. Chapter 7--Positive and Neutral Messages. Class--Grammar Workshop and Message Analysis, page 217. Chapter 8--Goodwill Messages. Class--Grammar Workshop and Message Analysis, page 231. Homework Ch 7--p. 214, #7. Homework Ch 8--p. 228, #2 (Block Style for both)
October 10. Chapter 9--Negative Messages. Chapter 7 & 8 Cases Due Today (Printed). A List of Project Ideas from GDSS. Fifty Topics for Oral and Written Reports. Brainstorming Term Project Ideas. Using Forums for Exercises.
ABSENCES AND GRADES
(2 Tardies = 1 Absence)