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BU1105 - Contemporary Business Communications

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject focuses on the key role of communication as an essential business tool. It reviews key theoretical concepts as they apply to a range of communication activities, examining the factors that may influence the effects and effectiveness of different forms of communication with different stakeholder groups.

Learning Outcomes

  • gain an appreciation of the value and significance of both interpersonal and intrapersonal communication with respect to successful communication in both business and social settings;
  • critically evaluate communicated information and structure oral and written arguments logically, persuasively and in an unbiased professional style that conveys credibility;
  • plan, prepare and design communications that have the capacity to achieve their objectives across various audiences and stakeholder groups;
  • evaluate the effectiveness of different forms of communication across varying situations;
  • explore the role of electronic and web based communication channels (including newer web 2.0 technologies and media) in a business context.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1000 BU1001 BU1905 BU1805 BU1005

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Mr Christian Ware, Mrs Eva Erhardt.
Contact hours:
  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
    Lecturer: Mrs Eva Erhardt.
    Contact hours:
    • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
      Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 texts x 10%) (30%).
      Special Assessment Requirements: Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

      External, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Coord/Lect: Mr Christian Ware.
      Contact hours:
      • 0 hours
        Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
        Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).

        External, Study Period 2
        Census Date 29-Aug-2019
        Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
        Lecturers: Mr Christian Ware, Miss Maddie Bornschlegl.
        Contact hours:
        • 0 hours
          Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
          Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).

          Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
          Census Date 28-Mar-2019
          Coord/Lect: Mr Christian Ware.
          Contact hours:
          • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
            Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).
            Special Assessment Requirements: Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

            Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
            Census Date 29-Aug-2019
            Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
            Lecturers: Mr Christian Ware, Miss Maddie Bornschlegl.
            Contact hours:
            • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
              Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).
              Special Assessment Requirements: Tutorial attendance is mandatory in this subject. A student who fails to attend at least 70% must meet with the Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching and provide evidence as to why he or she should be permitted to sit the final exam or submit the final assessment task.

              JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
              Census Date 11-Apr-2019
              Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
              Lecturer: Ms Parvinder Kaur.
              Contact hours:
              • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
                Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).

                JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
                Census Date 08-Aug-2019
                Contact hours:
                • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
                  Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).

                  JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
                  Census Date 05-Dec-2019
                  Contact hours:
                  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
                    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).

                    JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
                    Census Date 11-Apr-2019
                    Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
                    Lecturer: Mrs Chelsea Smallwood.
                    Contact hours:
                    • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
                      Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).

                      JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
                      Census Date 08-Aug-2019
                      Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
                      Lecturer: Mrs Chelsea Smallwood.
                      Contact hours:
                      • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
                        Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).

                        JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
                        Census Date 05-Dec-2019
                        Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
                        Lecturers: Mrs Chelsea Smallwood, Mrs Jennifer Ah Fock.
                        Contact hours:
                        • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
                          Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (30%); online tests (3 tests x 10%) (30%).

                          Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.