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Judith Ann Kalitzki
B CMU 510
Seattle Campus

Business Communications for Managers

Develops understanding of communication theories, describes strategies for planning managerial communications, and builds skills in oral and written reporting and persuading. Looks at how new technologies are changing the way people in business communicate, and the implications those changes have for organizations. Prerequisite: B A 501.

Class description

The theory and practice of oral and written communication in organizational settings The implications of new technologies for handling business communication A strategic approach to planning communication Evaluating and critiquing others' communication

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion In-class oral reporting with immediate feedback Training in and practice of peer editing

Recommended preparation

A keen interest in polishing one's written and oral communciation skills, including a willingness to revise one's work until it is satisfactory

Class assignments and grading

Students will work indivdually on quarter-length projects, resulting in a variety of written and oral reports. In addition, students will each lead a class discussion of a document analysis and turn in memo and letter responses to non-project-related assignments.

All assignments will receive individual grades, and the final grade will be based on the cumulative point total of these assignments. In addition, class participation will be graded.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Judith Ann Kalitzki
Date: 02/24/2000