Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description: An introduction to the knowledge and skills of interpersonal communication. The course content includes facilitation of more effective and supportive behavior, reduction of communication barriers and development of increased skill and confidence in relationships. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:* Each student will be cognizant of how communication affects human thought, feelings and behavior.
* Each student will develop the critical skills needed to apply communication principles to everyday living.
Course Assessment: Examination # 1 100 points A = 93% to 100%
Examination # 2 100 points B = 82% to 92%
Weeklly Log Book 200 points C = 75% to 81%
100 points D = 66% to 74%
F = below 66%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students will not be allowed to submit assigned examinations nor projects past there due dates. If said happens, a letter grade of "ZERO" will be forthcoming.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize that though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting guidelines in spite of technology or other circumstances. Be sure to save copies.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: March 21-------------1st look at Interpersonal Relationships
March 23-------------The Self & Messages
Words that Hurt and Heal
April 4--------------EXAMINATION # 1
Waterhole # 3
April 6--------------Nonverbal Travels
April 11-------------Messages without Words
April 13-------------The Art of Listening
April 18-------------"I Never Sang for My Father"
April 20-------------Relational Dynamics
April 27-------------Yes - But
May 2----------------Communication Climates
May 4----------------Conflict - Peaceful Solutions
May 9----------------Managing Conflict
May 11---------------EXAMINATION # 2
Projects are Due
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
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