District Syllabus
GEB3213
Communications In Business


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course emphasizes the basics of business writing while reviewing the various kinds of business correspondence. Business decision making and analytical thinking skills are expected to be integrated into students' communication skills. Students must be able to determine solutions to problem-based exercises.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Lehman. Business Communications, 16th ed., ITP, 2011. ISBN: 9780324782189
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Bachelor of Applied Science Learning Outcomes (Organizational 
Administration)
1.  Apply the rules and principles of law and ethics.
2.  Apply organizational strategies.
3.  Communicate professionally.
4.  Manage information to support organizational goals.
5.  Demonstrate effective management of a business organization.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will 
demonstrate an understanding of the following areas:
1. Business writing skills and the appropriate use of various types of
business correspondence.
2. Strategic forces (such as legal ethical constraints, changing 
technology, diversity, and team environment) that affect business 
decision-making.
3. Use of analytical thinking skills to prepare and to deliver 
business communications depending on the purpose of the message 
(e.g. persuasion, good news, bad news, neutral messages).
4. preparing and reviewing resumes and conducting interviews.
 
              
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.