Course Outline/Calendar

CSUN
Business 302
The Gateway Experience

Fall, 2017
13497
Mon/Wed 9:30am - 10:45am (Mon 8/28 - Wed 12/13, 16 weeks)
JH2206
(traditional format)

Wayne Smith, Ph.D.   [ wayne.smith@csun.edu ]

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[updated: Tuesday, May 30, 2017]


"There are five managerial roles; they are to set objectives, organize, motivate and communicate, measure, and develop people."
-Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

Course Outline/Calendar (Summary)

In general, the course will cover the topics and do the activities outlined in the common BUS 302 calendar. However, the days and times for specific topics and activities will vary depending on a range of factors, including how well the class is doing in specific areas. More information will be provided in class.

You will run and bring to class, but not turn in, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test. You will skip the "case preferences" assignment. Exercise #1 will be done in written form, not oral form. I score the oral presentations and oral challenges as group performance rather than individual performance. I tend not to give "second chance" oral presentations. I use some time in class for overall group evaluations and for personal group discussion. As indicated on the syllabus, this class will have a few "pop quizzes" as well.

There is no final exam in this course.

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Course Outline/Calendar (Detail)

The purpose of this web site is to provide information and materials for students enrolled in Wayne Smith's Business 302 course, Class #  13497, for the Fall, 2017 semester. This course meets Mon/Wed 9:30am - 10:45am (Mon 8/28 - Wed 12/13, 16 weeks) in JH2206 [ Campus MapGoogle MapsGoogle Earth ].

The following summary identifies the key terms used in the course outline.

Topic(s):
General topic(s) to be discussed
Coursepack:
Readings from the coursepack [ .html ]
HBR:
Readings from the Harvard Business Review materials
Supplemental:
Readings from the supplemental materials (or occasionally, a direct, online resource)
Due:
Assignment or report due at the immediate beginning of class
Activity:
done individually or in teams (announced and done in-class)
Lecture:
presentation and discussion led primarily by the instructor
(contingency)
Slack time embedded during the course to cover unforeseen events

The following is the detail of the course in chronological order. Students must complete the readings and assignments before the due date.

Week 1: Mon. Aug 28, 2017
Week 1: Wed. Aug 30, 2017
Week 2: Mon. Sep 4, 2017
Week 2: Wed. Sep 6, 2017
Week 3: Mon. Sep 11, 2017
Week 3: Wed. Sep 13, 2017
Week 4: Mon. Sep 18, 2017
Week 4: Wed. Sep 20, 2017
Week 5: Mon. Sep 25, 2017
Week 5: Wed. Sep 27, 2017
Week 6: Mon. Oct 2, 2017
Week 6: Wed. Oct 4, 2017
Week 7: Mon. Oct 9, 2017
Week 7: Wed. Oct 11, 2017
Week 8: Mon. Oct 16, 2017
Week 8: Wed. Oct 18, 2017
Week 9: Mon. Oct 23, 2017
Week 9: Wed. Oct 25, 2017
Week 10: Mon. Oct 30, 2017
Week 10: Wed. Nov 1, 2017
Week 11: Mon. Nov 6, 2017
Week 12: Mon. Nov 13, 2017
Week 11: Wed. Nov 8, 2017
Week 12: Wed. Nov 15, 2017
Week 13: Mon. Nov 20, 2017
Week 13: Wed. Nov 22, 2017
Week 14: Mon. Nov 27, 2017
Week 14: Wed. Nov 29, 2017
Week 15: Mon. Dec 4, 2017
Week 15: Wed. Dec 6, 2017
Finals Week: Wed. Dec 13, 2017



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