Course Outline/Calendar

Business 302
The Gateway Experience

Spring, 2017
Mon/Wed 9:30am - 10:45am (Mon 1/23 - Wed 5/17, 16 weeks)
(traditional format)

Wayne Smith, Ph.D.   [ ]

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[updated: Thursday, March 16, 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 #  13514, for the Spring, 2017 semester. This course meets Mon/Wed 9:30am - 10:45am (Mon 1/23 - Wed 5/17, 16 weeks) in JH2206 [ Campus MapGoogle MapsGoogle Earth ].

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

General topic(s) to be discussed
Readings from the coursepack [ .html ]
Readings from the Harvard Business Review materials
Readings from the supplemental materials (or occasionally, a direct, online resource)
Assignment or report due at the immediate beginning of class
done individually or in teams (announced and done in-class)
presentation and discussion led primarily by the instructor
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. Jan 23, 2017
Week 1: Wed. Jan 25, 2017
Week 2: Mon. Jan 30, 2017
Week 2: Wed. Feb 1, 2017
Week 3: Mon. Feb 6, 2017
Week 3: Wed. Feb 8, 2017
Week 4: Mon. Feb 13, 2017
Week 4: Wed. Feb 15, 2017
Week 5: Mon. Feb 20, 2017
Week 5: Wed. Feb 22, 2017
Week 6: Mon. Feb 27, 2017
Week 6: Wed. Mar 1, 2017
Week 7: Mon. Mar 6, 2017
Week 7: Wed. Mar 8, 2017
Week 8: Mon. Mar 13, 2017
Week 8: Wed. Mar 15, 2017
Week 9: Mon. Mar 20, 2017
Week 9: Wed. Mar 22, 2017
Week 10: Mon. Mar 27, 2017
Week 10: Wed. Mar 29, 2017
Week 11: Mon. Apr 3, 2017
Week 11: Wed. Apr 5, 2017
Week 12: Mon. Apr 10, 2017
Week 12: Wed. Apr 12, 2017
Week 13: Mon. Apr 17, 2017
Week 13: Wed. Apr 19, 2017
Week 14: Mon. Apr 24, 2017
Week 14: Wed. Apr 26, 2017
Week 15: Mon. May 1, 2017
Week 15: Wed. May 3, 2017
Week 16: Mon. May 8, 2017
Week 16: Wed. May 10, 2017
Finals Week: Wed. May 17, 2017

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