CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
U1T 2008 DLA
Callihan, Lisa B.
MA: Communication Studies – Marshall UniversityMA: Psychology – Jacksonville State UniversityBA: Communication – University of Kentucky
Eastern Time Zone (USA)
Normally available 10 - 2, Monday - Friday
06/02/2008 to 07/27/2008
Text: The Interpersonal Communication Book, 11th ed
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Core Assessment Portfolio: (20% to 30% of grade) The Core Assessment Portfolio is a collection
of student work. The portfolio must not
be assigned due before the last quarter of the course and should cover at least
8 (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course. It should involve research and emphasize
activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate
effectively. The rubric and core
assessment project must be included in all syllabi. The Core Assessment Portfolio should be
transmitted to the instructor in electronic form preferably via email.
90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 59% F
Core Assessment Portfolio:
Minimum Requirements: The core assessment
for CA104 Interpersonal Communication will be a portfolio which
a variety of student assignments designed to show student mastery of at least
eight (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course.
at least one four-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of three
at least one assignment that requires students to analyze their own
communication behaviors or the communication behaviors of others.
at least one assignment that requires students to develop a mini-research
project or a media or other creative work illustrating understanding of core
at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural
differences in values and communication.
not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain
work done as the semester progress, such as journals.
no more than two previously graded assignments.
activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
See the grading plan.
Course Total Points: 1000
Homework Assignments Week 1, 2, 3, 6 & 8 (5 @ 40 points each - 200 points)
Core Assessment Portfolio-300 points - The Core Learning Assessment Portfolio consists of the Journal Entries (150 points), the InterpersonalCommunication Report Outline(100 points) and your Interpersonal Communication Report (50 points). The three related class assignments are then put together to create the final portfolio. This activity is designed to help you understand the connection between your work throughout the term. Hopefully, by using this building block approach you will be able to submit an outstanding course project at the end of this term.
-Interpersonal Communication Report (1 @ 100 points) Week 7 - The Interpersonal Communication Report: Using the outline you prepared in week 5, you will prepare the final Interpersonal Communication Report. The completed paper should focus on your own analysis, evaluation and interpretation of the communications observed and the relationship to the material presented in this course. The paper should be 7-8 pages in length, double-spaced with 1" margins. You must also include a Works Cited page which is not to be counted in the 7-8 page requirement. The Interpersonal Communication Report should be written using MLA guidelines and should include a Works Cited page. For additional help with MLA style, go to this site: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html Be sure to clearly express your own ideas. You should also carefully proofread your paper; remember, this is a communication class, and the ability to communicate effectively in writing is also an important concept.
NOTE: You will not be graded by how favorably or unfavorably you depict your own interpersonal communication skills. There is no need to reveal deeply intimate aspects of life. Keep private from me anything that you feel should be kept private. This paper is about your observations and your ability to relate those observations to what you have learned throughout this course. If an entire interaction is deeply personal, you may not want to use it for a report. Write about something else instead.
-Weekly Journal Entries Weeks 1-6 (6 @ 25 points, 150 points total) - The Journal Entries: You will be required to journal your observations of Interpersonal Communication throughout the course. You should use the online journal area to submit your entries each week. There is no limit to the number of entries you may post each week; however you will be required to submit at least two separate entries each week. Note: Journal entries will be graded on content and on meeting the number of entries required and the commitment to participating in the exercise. This is demonstrated through the quality and quantity of the entries and is at the discretion of the instructor.
-Interpersonal Communication Report Outline Week 5 (1 @ 50 points) - The Outline: You will use your journal and the text to select 3-5 specific subject matter topics for your paper. These topics will serve as your main points for the paper. You will need to support your paper with mandatory references from your journal, and at least 2-3 outside resources. You must be sure to include events from a variety of settings with a diverse population of participants. You should focus on relevant course concepts.
You will prepare the outline for your paper in week 5 and submit it to the drop- box. Prepare an outline that includes the introduction (one complete paragraph that states the reason for your paper and highlights the 3-5 areas that you will cover). The body of the outline should present your 3-5 main points and any subtopics under those main points (including any specific concepts you will address). The last areas should include the summary for your Interpersonal Communication Report (again a complete paragraph highlighting what you covered and any last thoughts) and the conclusion, a paragraph that identifies what you gained from doing this paper.
Outline Sample Format: Outlines MUST be submitted in this format for full credit. They
should be in bullet format and should provide a clear introduction, all topics, and any subtopics and your summary/conclusion.
I. Introduction (State the purpose of your paper and provide an overview of the subject matter/content that you will cover)
II. Main Points
A. Topic One (name of topic one)
1. scenario (topic sentence for this subject)
2. relation to text concepts (what can you apply)
B. Topic two
2. relation to text concepts
C. Topic three
2. relation to text concepts
(and continue with the next three areas... D and E)
III. Summary (Review of the topics and information you covered throughout the paper)
IV. Conclusion (Highlight what you learned by doing this paper and any other final comments)
Individual Discussion Weeks 1-8 (8 @ 15 points) (120 Total)
Team Discussion Weeks 5-7 (3 @ 40 points) (120 Total)
Examinations and Tests
-Progress Check 1 and 2 (1 @ 60 and 1 at 100 points) (160 Total)
-Final Examination (1 @100 points)
Late Submission of Course Materials:
I will accept late work with point reduction of 10% for each day that the assignment is late. However, if you know that you will be unable to submit the homework on time, you MUST email me and let me know before the actual due date. I will determine the if an extension will be granted and for how long.
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