Texas A&M University-Texarkana MKT 363
Marketing Principles


Fall 2003


  1. FACULTY :

    Instructor : Dr. Robert S. Owen
    Office : 215 Academic Building
    Office phone : (903) 223-3010
    Department phone : (903) 223-3021 (Loretta Williams)
    Fax : (903) 223-3121
    Email : robert(dot)owen(at)tamut(dot)edu
    Web site : www.tamut.edu/~bowen/
    Office Hours : TW 5:30-6:50 PM, R 12:35-2:00

  2. COURSE :

    1. Meeting Time and Place :
      Tuesday, Thursday, 11:00-12:30, 149 Academic Building

    2. Course Material :

      Textbook :
      Evans & Berman (2002), Marketing in the 21st Century
      (8th Edition).  Atomic Dog Publishing.  Available from the publisher in paperback and paperless (online) media.
      Materials :
      Access to the World Wide Web is required.

    3. Course Objectives :
      Throughout this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
      • knowledge and understanding of marketing concepts and terminology which form the foundation for advanced coursework and practice in business
      • awareness of the relevance of marketing theory within the environment
      • the ability to analyze marketing problems and situations
      • the ability to work as a member of a team
      • the ability to present analyses in written and oral form
        as a team member

    4. Major Topics :
      These are approximate dates. 

      Week 0
      27 AUG
      • course overview
      • careers in marketing - Appendix A
      • introduction to class consulting project; form teams


      Week 1
      2/4 SEP


      Week 2
      9/11 SEP


      Week 3
      16/18 SEP


      Week 4
      23/25 SEP


      Week 5
      23 SEP/2 OCT


      Week 6
      7/9 OCT


      Week 7
      14/16 OCT


      Week 8
      21/23 OCT


      Week 9
      28/30 OCT


      Week 10
      4/6 NOV


      Week 11
      11/13 NOV


      Week 12
      18/20 NOV


      25-28 NOV
      • THANKSGIVING - no class


      Week 13
      2/4 DEC


      Week 14
      9/11 DEC
      • EXAM 2 (150 points) Tuesday
      • DRESS REHEARSAL Thursday


      Week 15
      16 DEC
        Presentations to Class Client (90 points)


    5. Term Consulting Project :

      We will be conducting a situation analysis for the author of a book.  The details of the project are in a separate document.  Students will be working in teams of about four or five.  The final deliverable product of each team's consulting efforts will be a written environmental assessment (probably around fifteen or twenty pages) and a formal presentation to the client.  The author is a pastor and the book is of a religious nature.  The project will require a systematic analysis of the marketing environment for this proposed product and nothing more; you are not to bring any personal views of religion or philosophy into our class discussions, into your team discussions, into the written report, or into the oral presentation to the client.  If you feel uncomfortable with the topic of this project, please make an appointment for a time outside of class to discuss an alternative assignment with the professor.

    6. Attendance :

      Students are expected to attend and participate in all class sessions.  Exams will be based in large part on issues discussed in class.  Team meetings will be a formal part of our class meetings, and students who are not present to complete graded assignments associated with these meetings will be compensated with a score of zero for that day of work.

    7. Evaluation Methods :

      Students will be evaluated on the basis of performance on two in-class exams (50%, individual), in-class meetings with a consulting team (10%), a team written draft consulting report (10%), a team written final consulting report (15%), and a team oral consulting presentation (15%).  Scores on the team written and oral work may be adjusted by ratings that each team member makes of each team colleague.

    8. Grading System :

      Final grades will be based on the following totals in points:
       A=540-600 points
       150=Exam 1
       150=Exam 2
        60=In-class Team Meetings
        60=Draft Team Report
        90=Final Team Report
        90=Team Presentation