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BU1105 - Contemporary Business Communications

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Miss Natasha Garvey, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Miss Natasha Garvey, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: Mr Christian Ware.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturers: Mr Christian Ware, Miss Natasha Garvey.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturer: Ms Parvinder Kaur.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Ms Parvinder Kaur.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware, <Person not found>
Lecturer: Ms Parvinder Kaur.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 17-Apr-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturer: Mrs Jennifer Boreland.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 14-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware
Lecturer: Mr Chris Jeffery.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Coordinator: Mr Christian Ware, <Person not found>
Lecturer: Mr Chris Jeffery.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours lectures
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (45%); assignments (25%); mid semester test (20%); short essay (10%).

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.