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CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
Slack, Brett D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseCA 104 Interpersonal Communication I HI
SemesterF1QQ2005
FacultySlack, Brett D.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMasters
E-Mailbslack@park.edu
bslack@admiralbeverage.com
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:30 - 7:15 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Devito, J.A (2004). The Interpersonal Communication book (10ty Ed.). New York, NY: Allyn & Bacon.


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 instructor will provide learning experiences through lectures, quizzes, and tests.  It is the students responsibility to participate in class disscusions, to be ready with prepared material, and present studied material in a manner becoming of a university student.

Course Assessment:
a. Mid term and Final Exams
b. Written Paper
c. Individual Presentations

Grading:
Midterm---100 points
Written Paper--200 points
Final---100 points
Presentation--200 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All assignments will be presented or turned in as assigned; If an assingnment is to be late, it must be discussed with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I expect each student to be in class each session or advise the instructor if he/she will be absent or tardy.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
  Class Activities Assignments Test

August 22 Chapter Meeting - 2
August 24 Chapter Meeting - 3
August 29 Chapter 3
August 31 Chapter 4
September 5 Holiday
September 7 Chapter 5 and 6  
September 12 Chapter 7
September 14 Midterm
September 19 Chapter 8
September 21 Chapter 9
September 26 chapter 10
September 28 Chapter 11 Papers Due
October 3 Chapter 12
October 5 Chapters 13
October 10 Chapter 14
October 12  Final Exam
October 17, 19 Presentations

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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