Business Communications – BUSI 300

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Essential to all business professionals is a sound understanding of the theories and practice of organizational communication. This dynamic course presents the fundamentals of written, verbal, nonverbal, and technological communication.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Communication is one of the most important aspects of an individual’s professional and personal life. All organizations understand the value of communication and seek employees that have strong communication skills. The purpose of this course is to equip students with the basic foundations of communication in a business setting.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain communication foundations and
  2. Display proficiency in the use of key terminology frequently encountered in the most common areas of business communication.
  3. Integrate a Christian worldview for effective
  4. Analyze differences in various communication channels such as electronic, verbal, and
  5. Understand how to create business reports and
  6. Create a PowerPoint presentation for a professional business

General Education Foundational Skill Learning Outcomes: Communication & Information Literacy

  1. CIL 1: Discover and evaluate information to accomplish a specific
  2. CIL 2: Communicate information effectively in the English language, orally and/or through writing, for a variety of purposes, using technology when
  3. CIL 3: Analyze and assess various forms of information and expression to determine their meaning, employing technology when
  4. CIL 4: Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of research and scholarship in order to apply it in various contexts.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student must submit a substantive thread of 250–350 words in answer to one (1) of the prompts presented, citing at least two (2) credible sources in current APA format. The last portion of each thread must include a complete reference list. In addition, the student must submit a constructive reply to one classmate’s thread that answered a different prompt. The reply must be 200-300 words and follow the 2-by-2 format. View the assignment instructions and rubric for the complete assignment requirements.

Aplia Assignment (7)

Aplia assignment will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. For each Aplia assignment, the student will be given up to three attempts per section, and the highest score will be saved upon submission. There is no time limit, but the each Aplia assignment must be completed in one sitting. All Aplia assignments will be open-book/open-notes.

PowerPoint Presentation

Using Microsoft PowerPoint, the student will develop a PowerPoint presentation on some aspect of professional communication that could be used during a business training session. The PowerPoint must contain at least 15 content slides, and at least 5 credible sources must be cited in current APA format. View the assignment instructions and rubric for the complete assignment requirements.

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks and must be completed in one sitting. All quizzes will be open-book/open-notes, contain 30 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and will have a time limit of 60 minutes.

Tests (4)

Each test will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks and must be completed in one sitting. All tests will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and will have a time limit of 75 minutes.