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BU1105 - Contemporary Business Communications

Credit points: 3
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Ms Parvinder Kaur, Miss Carla Bridge.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops; Lecturer directed activities.
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.