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Starting early in the semester, you will create original content for your blog. You will addnew content to your blog, including comments you post to others’ blogs, weekly. Blog poststhat are posted after their due dates may not be graded or earn credit. There will be severalgraded Blog Checkpoints, plus a final assessment of the blog. Citing sources in your blog is justas important as it is in any academic paper you write; plagiarism is not tolerated. Specificsabout the content of your blog will be shared during the first month of class. (More details onthis assignment will be provided early in the semester.)
For your final project, in a team of three to five classmates, you will analyzea Fortune 500 or Inc. 500 company from a public relations perspective. The written portion of
the project is due Week 12; your presentation on your company is due Week 13.This project is worth a total of 300 points of the 1000 available; the written portion is worth250, and the class presentation is worth 50. Details on this project will be provided by the endof Week 2.
COURSE POLICIES:1. Responsibilities of Students:
Each student is expected to commit to the following guidelines:a.
—the class discussion will mean little if text material is not read and theassignments are not prepared in advance.b.
—unique thoughts and insights cannot be contributed to group discussions,or to student learning, if you are not present. The SEU attendance policy should beyour guide and is a minimum attendance policy.c.
—late arrivals disrupt the class and adversely impact the decorum of theprocess. This is unprofessional.
Note: Three times late equals one absence forevaluation purposes
—as part owner of the discussion, it is each student’s responsibility toshare in the advancement of the group’s collective skills and knowledgee.
—Any instance of academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, willbe handled in accordance with the Student Handbook.f.
—If you cannot be present for a class, you are responsible forcontacting a fellow student by using email in order to find out what was covered inclass the day you were absent and what will be covered in the next class.
Material will be covered in class that is not presented in the textbook. This material mayinclude information included in lectures, additional readings, and in-class exercises. Exams willinclude this material as well as material assigned in the textbook.
not turned in when due will NOT be accepted and will earn a grade of zero.
Unlessotherwise specified, all assignments must be submitted using either a Microsoft Office product(Word, PowerPoint, etc.) or Adobe PDF; if I cannot open an assignment or the file is corrupt,you cannot earn credit on the assignment.