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1. Demonstrate the need to participate in international activities by understanding the effects of international business. 2. Develop cross-cultural competence through understanding of cultural differences in language, religion, values, customs, and education. 3. Achieve an understanding of the political and legal dimensions that affect international business. 4. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical background for international trade and investment activities and the international economic activity of nations and the balance of payments. 5. Develop a working knowledge of the international monetary system, financial markets, and trend toward economic integration around the world. 6. Build a knowledge base of country-specific opportunities and concerns through research. 7. Devise and implement strategies that will help provide a competitively advantageous position and differentiate between smaller firms and multinational corporations. 8. Demonstrate an understanding of how markets for international expansion can be selected, their demand assessed, and appropriate strategies for their development devised. 9. Understand the challenges of managing managers and labor personnel both in individual international markets and in worldwide operations. 10. Achieve an understanding of the future of International Business Management. Web-Enhanced Course: This course is web-enhanced, which means that certain assignments will be required through eCollege. Many assignment details, schedule changes, and other important announcements will be posted online, so it is VITAL that you check your eCollege course several times during the week. Contact the instructor and/or technical support if you are not able to log onto eCollege the first week of classes. Students are required to complete designated assignments online. Unless otherwise indicated, assignments should be submitted in the DropBox in eCollege.
Please make sure that your email address is kept current in both eCollege and myLeo. When I need to contact you, I will use your myLeo email address (the email address provided on myLeo). If you do not know how to access you myLeo account, are having issues with your myLeo account, please get them resolved as soon as possible. Additionally, check your email at least 4 times a week and most definitely before every class meeting, just in case class is cancelled. The Instructor reserves the right to administratively drop any student who does not log into the class web site for seven (7) consecutive days after the course officially starts. Any student who will not be able to log into the class web site for more than seven (7) days (i.e., because of an extended business trip) should contact the Instructor in advance to avoid an inadvertent drop from the course. First time eCollege users: eCollege is generally very user friendly; however, should you have any questions or concerns about it, you may want to complete an eCollege orientation. You can access the online eCollege Orientation by clicking on the following link: http://online.tamuc.org/ The home page will give you directions on how to proceed from there. Your login is your Campus-wide ID # and your password is the same as you use for Webtrax, which is now your MyLeo password. Technical Support: If at any time you experience technical problems (e.g., you can't log in to the course, you can't see certain material, etc.) please contact the eCollege Help Desk, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Help Desk can be reached by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-866-656-5511. Additionally, you can click on the "Help" button located at the top of each page for more information. Grading Policy: Online Exams (3) In-Class Exams (3) Online Final Exam In-Class Final Exam A = 90-100 B = 80-89 C = 70-79 D = 60-69 F = 00-59
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Online Discussions/Other Assignments 20% Current Topic Assignment 15% Semester Project 25% 100% TOTAL
Course Grading: Knowledge of the substantive material covered in the course is of central importance. Grading will include, where appropriate, consideration of content as well as grammar, style, and organization. Extra Credit: Extra credit work will NOT be assigned. Please do not ask.
NOTE: If a student experiences “technical difficulties”; is absent from the exam; or incorrectly submits the exam, a comprehensive make-up exam will be given to the student during final exam week. If a student cannot meet the scheduled exam deadline, contact the instructor for alternative arrangements one week PRIOR to the exam date. Discussion Board: The discussion board is worth 20% of your grade. Different topics for each chapter will be posted for class or group discussion. Each student is required to make thoughtful posts as well as reply to other students’ posts for the assigned chapter(s) and follow explicit instructions for posting requirements. The discussion board will count for the class participation component of your grade. If you were attending class, you would be expected to contribute to each class session, so you should treat the bulletin board as you would treat class participation. Keep in mind that failure to post at all will result in student not receiving any participation points. Plan to participate throughout the semester. It is the responsibility of each student to keep up with the scheduled readings and discussions for the chapters. In order to achieve the highest possible score for discussion participation, students should post more than the minimum replies to show active engagement in the discussion. Once the chapters have been closed, they will not be re-opened. Grades awarded for each chapter reflect an average of the three components (i.e., participation, timeliness, and content/subject knowledge/critical thinking). It is critical that students read ALL the postings for each topic. This will ensure that you not only respond to the topic questions but to your colleagues’ comments as well. Also, it will help in ensuring against anyone plagiarizing your work.
IMPORTANT POSTING RULES: 1) 2) 3) Postings may be a few sentences or a couple of paragraphs in length. The key to a quality post is that it provides clear analysis and insight into the topic or questions. Your postings will be carefully read. Note that long-winded postings are not necessary. The idea is for quality rather than quantity. Plagiarism among students (copying others’ postings) will NOT be tolerated. Please note that TAMU-C has explicit rules regarding plagiarism and will be subject to penalties. Students are advised to carefully read everyone’s postings to ensure that no one has plagiarized your answer. Students with very FEW or NO SUBSTANTIVE postings will not receive the highest credit. Proof your postings and eliminate any offensive references, poor sentence syntax, misspelled words, etc. Keep errors to a minimum.
Semester Project: The semester project is worth 25% of your final grade. Students MUST use APA style formatting and citation. Additional format instructions are provided along with assignment details within the course. Assignments are expected no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST) on the day they are due. LATE PAPERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Students will receive a grade of zero for failing to correctly upload an assignment and on time. Submitting papers: Save your paper on your desktop, then all written assignments must be submitted to the appropriate dropbox within eCollege and be produced in 12 point, Arial type, and double-spaced. Your assignments may also be submitted to TURNITIN. Always use block left format with jagged right margins. Always use tabs at the beginning of paragraphs. Proofread carefully. Grammar, punctuation and style count heavily in this course. Don’t rely on Spell Check and Grammar Check alone. Instructions on submitting papers will be forthcoming. Online Discussions: As designated on the schedule, students will be required to post discussions to topics posed online. Questions are to be answered fully and discussions are to be professional, courteous, intelligent, and wellthought-out. Part of the online discussion grade is posting a response to at least 2 other student’s original posts. Any questions about the online discussions should be directed to the instructor. Other Assignments: Other assignments might (and probably will) be assigned throughout the semester. Please look for these assignments via email, in class, and/or on eCollege. There will be areas in the grade book for any assignments. Exams: There will be 2 types of exams administered – online and in-class. The online test will be available under DocSharing the date posted on the schedule, and will be due in the Dropbox on the date indicated. The In-Class exams will be administered as indicated on the schedule in class during regular class times. You are expected to be present for these exams. These exams are closed book. Opting out of the Online Final Exam: You can opt out of taking the Online Final Exam if you have a 90% or above as of 12/5 by 8 am. Everyone must take the In-Class Final Exam. Current Topic Assignment: There is one current topic assignment. Please submit your current topic assignment to www.turnitin.com. If you do not have an account, you need to set one up. Our class ID number is 2841386; password global. If you have any questions about how to use TurnItIn, please see me. For the current topic assignment, students are to find a current topic related to a topic in international business/globalization and write a 3-4 page discussion/review (not counting cover page and bibliography). Please include citations (APA format). . Please answer the following questions for the Current Topic Review: How is this information relevant to International Business/Globalization? What can I (the student) take away from this information? Give at least two questions to be used in a globalization/international business discussion. Attendance Policy: Although attendance is not a grade, students are expected to be present for all class meetings of any course for which they are enrolled. Per University Procedure 13.99.99.R0.01, effective September 1, 1996, students are responsible for learning about and complying with the attendance policy stated in the catalog, Student’s Guidebook, and/or faculty syllabus. There will be a sign in sheet for each class – please do not forget to sign in every class meeting. Students are responsible for providing the instructor with a reason for his/her absence, and will be allowed to make-up work for classes missed if the absence is excusable (as defined in the current University Catalog).
Academic Honesty: Some people seem to believe that anything found on the Internet is free to use as they please. The "cut and paste" option also makes it quite tempting. However, information on the web must be properly cited just as you would any "hard copy" periodicals. Keep the following in mind: 1. It is generally not advisable to quote anything verbatim in a paper unless there is an overriding reason to do so, such as the use of a particular phrase or sentence that illustrates a point well and should not be changed. When you do so, you must provide place the statement in quotes in addition to a footnote at the end of the quote. Not placing the statement in quotes implies that the wording is your own. 2. Changing a few words in a sentence (for example, "large" to "big") may alleviate the need for quotes (depending on how much you change), but it is not the best way to go. If you are not going to provide a direct quote, then the material should be stated in your own terms. Changing a couple of words implies laziness. 3. Every idea you get from another source must be cited. Placing 100 citations in a paper does not imply that the work is not original, but that you did a proper job of giving credit where it was due. 4. The real danger in a "cut and paste" approach to report writing is that you end up including a lot of information that is related to the topic about which you are writing, but does not really address what you are trying to say. Putting things in your own words allows you to focus your comments more effectively. Any deviation from the guidelines concerning quotes and citations constitutes plagiarism, as it suggests that you are trying to submit someone else's work and creativity as your own. If you have any questions, please let me know. All students are to read, sign and return the honesty policy for the College of Business and Technology. (See online) Plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Instructors “are expected to uphold and support student integrity and honesty by maintaining conditions that encourage and enforce academic honesty. Conduct that violates generally accepted standards of academic honesty is defined as academic dishonesty. "Academic dishonesty" includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism (the appropriation or stealing of the ideas or words of another and passing them off as one's own), cheating on exams or other course assignments, collusion (the unauthorized collaboration with others in preparing course assignments), and abuse (destruction, defacing, or removal) of resource material.” See 13.99.99.R0.10 Academic Honesty at http://www.tamucommerce.edu/administration/Rules%26Procedures/rules_procedures.asp?RID=97. Anyone caught plagiarizing will receive an “F” for the course. Students with Disabilities: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact: Office of Student Disability Resources and Services Texas A&M University-Commerce Gee Library, Room 132 Phone (903) 886-5150 or (903) 886-5835 Fax (903) 468-8148 StudentDisabilityServices@tamu-commerce.edu Classroom Demeanor: “All students enrolled at the University shall follow the tenets of common decency and acceptable behavior conductive to a positive learning environment.” See Student’s Guide Book. Please turn off all cells phones, make sure you are on time to class, and, if you have a personal issue that needs to be addressed during class, take care of it in the quietest way possible. Final Note: Assignments NOT listed on the schedule may be assigned upon the discretion of the instructor. The instructor reserves the right to change this schedule as circumstances may dictate. All changes will be announced.
Week 1 (8/31 – 9/4) Tuesday Thursday Week 2 (9/7 – 9/11) Tuesday Thursday Week 3 (9/14 - 9/18) Tuesday Thursday Intro to the course Chapters 1&2 No Class – Online Discussion 1 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapter 3 No Class – Online Discussion 2 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapter 4
You should be working on Chapters 1-4 of the Semester Project (DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE PROJECT!!!) Week 4 (9/21 – 9/25) Tuesday Thursday Week 5 (9/28 – 10/2) Tuesday Thursday Week 6 (10/5 – 10/9) Tuesday Thursday Week 7 (10/12 – 10/16) Tuesday Thursday No Class – Work on Online TEST 1 (Available in DocSharing 9/18, Due in the dropbox 11 pm 9/23) In-Class Test 1 No Class – Online Discussion 3 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapter 5 No Class – Online Discussion 4 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapters 6&7 No Class – Online Discussion 5 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapter 8
Current Topic Assignment Due in Turnitin.com by 11 pm CST on 10/18 (Sunday) You should be working on Chapters 5-8 of the Semester Project (DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE PROJECT!!!) Week 8 (10/19 – 10/23) Tuesday Thursday Week 9 (10/26 – 10/30) Tuesday Thursday Week 10 (11/2 – 11/6) Tuesday Thursday No Class – Work on Online TEST 2 (Available in DocSharing 10/23, Due in the dropbox 11 pm 10/28) In-Class Test 2 No Class – Online Discussion 6 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapters 9&10 No Class – Online Discussion 7 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapters 11&12
You should be working on Chapters 9-12 of the Semester Project (DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE PROJECT!!!) Week 11 (11/9 – 11/13) Tuesday Thursday Week 12 (11/16 – 11/20) Tuesday Thursday Week 13 (11/23 – 11/27) Tuesday Thursday Week 14 (11/30 – 12/4) Tuesday Thursday Week 15 (12/7 – 12/11) Tuesday Thursday
No Class – Work on Online TEST 3 (Available in DocSharing 11/6, Due in the dropbox 11 pm 11/11) In-Class Test 3 No Class – Online Discussion 8 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapters 13&14
No Class – Online Discussion 9 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) No Class (Thanksgiving Holiday) No Class – Online Discussion 10 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapter 15 No Class – Online Discussion 11 (post discussion and responses by 11 pm Sunday) Chapter 16
Work on Online FINAL EXAM (Chapters 13-16) Available in DocSharing by 12/8, Due in dropbox 12/14 by 11 pm) You should be working on Chapters 13-16 of the Semester Project (and you should be finalizing your project - DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE ENTIRE PROJECT!!!) Week 16 (12/14 – 12/18) Tuesday In-Class Final Exam (Chapters 13-16) 10:30-12:30
Semester Project due in turnitin.com by 11 pm CST on 12/15 (Tuesday) Late Projects will not be accepted