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CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
Melancon, Tulin


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.

Course

CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I

Semester

S1T 2006 DLA

Faculty

Melancon, Tulin

Title

Senior Online Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
Masters Degrees in Business and HRD
MOS Certification

Office Location

Shreveport, LA

Office Hours

7:00am - 3:30pm

Daytime Phone

318-797-5254

Other Phone

318-742-9158

E-Mail

Tulin.Melancon@park.edu

tulli123@aol.com

Semester Dates

Jan 9 - Feb 27, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Text:  The Interpersonal Communication Book, 10th ed and the Interactive CD Valuepack item
Author: DeVito
ISBN: 0-205-36765-8 w/ valu pak ISBN:  0205401260

Text Ordering:
http://direct.mbsbooks.com/park.htm

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville 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

Class Assessment:
Homework, Team Assignment, Interpersonal Communication Report, Outline, Journal Entries, Progress Check I and II, Final Exam Discussion Questions.

Grading:
Homework (5 @ 25 points) or 125 points
Team Assignment (3 @ 5 points and 1 @  20 points)
Final Paper (1 @ 100 points)
Journal Submissions (6  @  5 points)  or 30 points
Progress Check 1 and 2 (2 @  30 points)  or 60 points

Final Exam  (1 @  100  points)

Class Participation/Discussion(8 @ 5 points) or 40 points
 


Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work:  I will accept late work with a point reduction based on the number of days 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.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to complete approximately 4-5 hours of coursework online per week per credit including but not limited to: responding to the weekly conference discussions, sending/receiving Email, reading and viewing online lectures.  In addition, students will also be responsible for completing homework assignments, offline-reading assignments, completing quizzes and tests, and conducting research over the World Wide Web.





Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
During Week 1, you will be introduced to on-line computer conference learning, discuss the syllabus, assignments, and schedule. The text begins with the idea of defining communication. Chapters 1-2 will focus on the Universals of Interpersonal Communication, Axioms of Interpersonal Communication and Culture in Interpersonal Communication. The student should understand the fundamental concepts of communication upon completion of this week's readings and discussion.

During Week 2, Chapters 3-5 will cover The Self in Interpersonal Communication to include self- concept, self-esteem, and self-disclosure. We also address Perception and Listening in Interpersonal Communication.

During Week 3, Chapters 6-7 begin Part 2 of the text and our focus turns to Messages: Verbal and Nonverbal. This weeks readings will help the student to understand the significance of verbal and nonverbal messages and will focus on Verbal Messages specifically.

During Week 4, Chapters 8-9 will continue the discussion on Verbal and Non-verbal messages focusing on Nonverbal Messages and Messages in Conversation.

During Week 5, Chapters 10-11 will lead us in to Part 3 of the text. Interpersonal Relationships will be covered in detail. Chapter 10 will address the Universals of Interpersonal Relationships as the student will learn about the stages of interpersonal relationships. Chapter 11 will focus on the Growth and Deterioration of interpersonal relationships.

During Week 6, Chapters 12-13 we begin covering material related to Interpersonal relationships to include friendships, love, family, and workplace. We also will read about Conflict.

During Week 7, Chapter 14 completes our text with Power in Interpersonal Relationships.

During Week 8, We will summarize course materials and discussion.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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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