BA205 Business Communication
Cours e Sc hedule
Use the Course Schedule to get a global picture of available activity
dates and times. You will find a detailed Activity Checklist within each
Learning Module that will allow you to track your own progress. Follow
the suggested Class Routine schedule below to help you schedule
your time so that you can successfully complete the course activities.
Please print this schedule for your reference.
BA 205 – Business Communication Using Technology
Week Topics Readings – before class
1/10 Introduction to Class/Syllabus Discussion McLaren v. Microsoft
McLaren v. Microsoft
1/17 Understanding Business Communication in Today’s Workplace Chapter 1
Communicating in Teams and Mastering Listening and Nonverbal Bernier v. Morning Star
Communication Skills Chapter 2
1/24 Workplace Listening and Nonverbal Communication (cont.) Surdyk Liquor v. MGM
Planning Business Messages
Group Project Discussion
Planning Business Messages
Completing Business Messages
1/31 Completing Business Messages Chapter 5
Choosing and Using Media for Brief Messages Chapter 6
Format and Layout of Business Documents Myspace v. Wallace
Writing Routine and Positive Messages Chapter 7
2/7 Writing Negative Messages Chapter 8
Writing Persuasive Messages Chapter 9
Group Project Discussion – Outline Discussion
2/14 Understanding and Planning Reports and Proposals Chapter 10
Hornell Brewing v.
2/21 Writing and Completing Reports and Proposals Chapter 11
Report Requirements Nabisco Brands v.
Group Project Discussion and Workshop - Please come prepared to
work on your project in class.
Bring a rough draft of your group project. One rough draft for
each member of your group.
2/28 Planning, Writing, and Completing Oral Presentations Presentation Chapter 12
Visual Aids Seminole Tribe v. Times
3/7 Presentation Discussion/Workshop
Written portion of final exam Bring a bluebook
3/14 Group Presentations – mandatory attendance
1. The instructor reserves the right to revise this Course Outline at any time.
2. This Course Outline and the complete Syllabus are on the instructor’s Web page along with all the
group project requirements. It is imperative each student use the instructor’s Web page for
information and updates throughout this course.
3. The instructor may add in-class writing assignments on any class day. There will be no make up of
the added in-class assignments unless prior arrangements for the absence were made with the
4. If you have a disability and are in need of academic accommodations, please notify the instructor
immediately to arrange needed support.
5. Academic honesty is a requirement for this class. All homework is to be done individually.
Homework not done individually will receive zero points. Plagiarism on homework or the group
project paper will result in zero points.