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Syllabus BCOM/275 Version 2 1 Syllabus School of Business BCOM/275 Version 2 Business Communication and Critical Thinking Copyright © 2011 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Instructor: Jon Olson 12/18/2012 – 02/04/2013 Course Description This course introduces students to the foundations of communication in a business setting. Students will develop skills in critical thinking and decision making through the forms of written communication, including memos, emails, business letters, and reports. Other topics include communication ethics and cross-cultural communications, personal communication styles, solving organizational problems, and the evaluation of an organizations strategic direction. Policies Faculty and…show more content…
We will return to class on January 8, 2013. Homework turned in later than December 24, 2012 for the first week will be counted as late. Homework turned in January 8 will count as one day late and so on. Syllabus BCOM/275 Version 2 3 Week Two: Critical Thinking Applied to Effective Communication Details Objectives Readings Readings Participation Learning Team Instructions 2.1 Analyze the validity, credibility, and reliability of data. 2.2 Evaluate arguments for validity. Read Ch. 4, 5, 6, & 7 of Critical Thinking. Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Discussion Question answers and participation in class discussion. Select a topic to be used for a debate. The topic should be controversial and phrased as a “Yes” or “No” question. Examples include “Should guns be outlawed?” or “Should the United States leave Afghanistan?” Submit the topic to the facilitator through one team member’s individual forum for approval in Week Two. Read the Debate Paper assignment requirements located in Week Five. Learning Team Charter Individual Career Plan Building Activity: Competencies and Career Interests Profiler Create/Edit the Learning Team Charter form for the team and submit it for grading. By completing My Career Plan activities in this course, you are taking some of the first steps to creating a career plan that will help you reach your career goals. • If you need additional
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