GEB 3213 V1, V3, VE: Business Writing
COURSE Policies and SYLLABUS
Dr. Meghan Griffin
Fall A 2013
386-506-3085 (office) 407-497-9236 (cell)
DB-150 room 303
Welcome to Business Writing, an upper-level writing course in the BAS in Supervision and Management program. Throughout the course, we will focus on writing skills relevant to professional communication. We’ll cover the major genres used in business writing and survey the methods and distinctive features of effective professional communication. My goal is for you to leave this course ready to write persuasive memos, reports, and letters in the workplace and effective essays, case studies, and correspondence within the BAS program of study.
My office hours can be found on my faculty webpage at http://tinyurl.com/93frzwy. I encourage you to contact me if you plan to come by, as I’m often in meetings on campus. I am happy to meet with you on campus, via telephone, or via Skype. Please email or call if you’d like to make those arrangements. I will do my best to return phone calls within 24 hours.
This course emphasizes the basics of business writing while reviewing the various kinds of written business correspondence. Students are expected to integrate business decision-making and analytical thinking skills into the content. Students must be able to determine solutions to problem-based exercises. PR: ENC 1101 or equivalent; junior level status or permission of the chair is required. (This course number was formerly GEB 3212). FA, SP, SU.
Learning Outcomes and Methodology
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Recognize and illustrate how business writing affects business outcomes.
Draft workplace-appropriate documents in accordance with the