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  • 1. PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO COLLEGE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES Course Introduction Rev.8/2004 I. Course: English 383 - Business Communication II. Credits: Three (3) III. Professor: Office Hours: _________________ E-mail: ______________________ IV. Course Description This course is designed primarily for the study of the crucial principles of communication in business, and for the development of effective writing and speaking skills. Topics that incorporate multicultural, technological, ethical, legal, and interpersonal factors related to business are integrated throughout the course. Students will make use of the computer lab. V. Objectives By the end of the semester, the student should be able to: 1. Use effective communication for professional and career growth. 2. Apply the fundamentals of ethical behavior in the business environment. 3. Improve overall communication skills within the business context. 4. Develop critical thinking skills through analysis of issues and organization of concepts. 5. Prepare an effective chronological or functional resume and a corresponding application letter to introduce it. 6. Reflect on social, moral, and cultural values in the light of the Catholic faith through structured English language activities. VI. Classroom Requirements A. Textbook: Guffey, Mary Ellen. Essentials of Business Communication, 6th ed. South- Western College Publishing, Thomson Learning, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001 B. Norms: 1. Attendance is mandatory. 2. Punctuality is mandatory. Classes start on the assigned time. 3. The student must speak English at all times. 4. The use of a dictionary is recommended. 5. The student is encouraged to make use of the professor's office hours to discuss anything in particular or to arrange for tutorship. 6. Tests and assignments must be written in black or blue ink. 7. Adequate attire is required as stated in the Student Guide. VII. Evaluation
  • 2. A. Teacher's evaluation, worth two thirds (2/3) of the final grade, will be determined by measuring instruments such as quizzes, exams, oral reports, assignments, and special projects. B. A comprehensive final exam will be worth one third (1/3) of the final grade. C. The university’s standard grading system is followed. VIII. Bibliography Aker, John. Skill in Communication. 2nd ed. Arlington, Virginia: Defense Management Systems Publishing, 1992. Alemonde, Louis. Communicating at Work. New York: S. & S Trade, 1993. Beebe, Grant. Communicating in Small Groups. 4th ed. New York: Harp Publishing, 1993. Bovee, Henry. Business Communication Today. New York: Random House, 1989. Defleur, Lee B. Understanding Mass Communication. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Gibson, Harmon S. Business Communication Skills and Strategies. New York: Harper & Row, 1990. Goodhall, Lloyd H. Group Communication in Organizations. 2nd ed. Ames, Iowa: Brown Publishers, 1990. Guffey, Mary Ellen. Essentials of Business Communication . 5Th Ed. Cincinnati: Southwestern College Publishing, Thomson Learning , 2001* Graber, Ralph T. Public Sector Communication. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1992. Harris, Lew A. Applied Organizational Communication. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992. Kelly, Lynn. Communicating in the Workplace. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. Lasega, Renee. The Micro politics of Knowledge. New York: A. de Gruyter, 1992. Ricks, Elmer. Business Communication Systems. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1987. Treece, Alan. Business Communications and the Professions. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1989. Wolf, Bart. Effective Communication. Cincinnati, Ohio: Southwestern College Publishing, 1990. *Refers to text currently being used in the course.

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