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CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
Balas, Tania


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

S2T 2006 DLC

Faculty

Balas, Tania

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Science in Education - General Studies
Bachelor of Science in English Education

Daytime Phone

701-839-0686

Other Phone

701-240-4543

E-Mail

Tania.Bossert@pirate.park.edu

taniabalas@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

March 13 - May 5, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Required 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

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

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the fundamental elements of the communication process.
  2. Illustrate how self-concept influences communication.
  3. Explain how perception affects communication.
  4. Demonstrate effective listening habits and skills.
  5. Explore why language can create communication problems.
  6. Illustrate why nonverbal cues can create communication problems.
  7. Contrast methods of resolving communication problems caused by verbal and noverbal communication.
  8. Formulate personal strategies for developing effective intercultural communication.
  9. Describe theories of relationship development.
  10. Select appropriate strategies for maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships.
  11. Evaluate the effectiveness of methods of resolving conflict.
  12. Demonstrate how to develop a supportive communication climate.


Class Assessment:
COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment
% of Grade and Point Value
Due Date

Homework
(5 @ 25 points) or 125 points
Week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6

Team Assignment

Interpersonal Communication Report

    Outline

    Final Paper
(3 @ 5 points and 1 @  20 points)  



(Included in Homework points)  

(1 @ 100 points)
Week 4-6 & Week 7



Week 4

Week 6

Journal Submissions
 (6  @  5 points)  or 30 points
Weeks 1-6

Progress Check 1 and 2
 (1 @  30 points & 1 @ 40 pts) or 70 pts
Weeks 4 & 7

Final Exam  
 (1 @  100  points)
Week 8

Class Participation/Discussion
 (8 @ 5 points) or 40 points
Weeks 1-8



Grading:
COURSE GRADING SCALE

A =
 90 - 100%  (428 – 475 points)

B =
 80 - 89%    (380 – 427 points)

C =  
 70 - 79%    (332 – 379 points)

D =
 60 - 69%    (285 – 331 points)

F =
 < 60%       (< 284 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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment
% of Grade and Point Value
Due Date

Homework
(5 @ 25 points) or 125 points
Week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6

Team Assignment

Interpersonal Communication Report

    Outline

    Final Paper
(3 @ 5 points and 1 @  20 points)  



(Included in Homework points)  

(1 @ 100 points)
Week 4-6 & Week 7



Week 4

Week 6

Journal Submissions
 (6  @  5 points)  or 30 points
Weeks 1-6

Progress Check 1 and 2
 (1 @  30 points & 1 @ 40 pts) or 70 pts
Weeks 4 & 7

Final Exam  
 (1 @  100  points)
Week 8

Class Participation/Discussion
 (8 @ 5 points) or 40 points
Weeks 1-8



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 .

Additional Information:

I graduated from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minnesota in the spring of 1996 with my Bachelor degree in English Education.  I received my Masters degree in Education – General Studies from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota in the winter of 1999.   I have ten years of teaching experience at the high school level. 

 

I currently work full time for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the Minot Air Force Base as the Center Director of Operations.  I have been teaching adjunct classes for Park since the fall of 2003.


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