CA 404 Seminar: Special Topics in Communication Arts
FA 2006 HO
Dr. J. Mark Noe
Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Professor of Communication Arts
8:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Please call Laure Christensen at 584-6263 to schedule an appointment.
Administrative Assistant, Laure Christensen, 816-584-6263
August 21 - December 15, 2006
12:25 - 1:40 PM
Advanced standing or permission of instructor. 3:0:3
Stewart, Stewart, Cooper and Friedley. Communication and Gender. 4th Edition. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 2003.
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Vocational ¬¾¾® Career ¬¾¾® Liberal Arts
Education Education Education
(emphasis on immediate goals) (emphasis on long-term goals)
Colleges and universities are not designed to be vocational schools. Unlike trade schools that prepare students for a specific career (e.g. auto repair, hair dressing), the four-year college/university is dedicated to educating citizens for social, political, and economic life. Some classes that may not be perceived as “relevant” (i.e., direct application to a career) are relevant to the future of the student as an effective member of society. If the sole emphasis is on “getting a job,” the immediate goal may threaten the broader issue of what jobs might exist in the future. A person who is narrowly trained to do a job today may be out of a job tomorrow. Over specialization may result in the specialty becoming obsolete in the long run. The Communication Theory and Human Relations graduate is prepared not only for entry-level jobs, but also has the skills sought for middle management positions. Jobs in human resources, training and development, staff development, public relations, sales, or management are potential career choices. Others may choose to pursue additional study in graduate schools.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Assessment will be based on attendance, participation, examinations, and papers.
Midterm Exam 100 points
Final Exam 100 points
Reaction Paper 1 30 points
Reaction Paper 2 30 points
Participation and Attendance 20 points
TOTAL 280 points
280 - 252 = A
251 - 224 = B
223 - 196 = C
195 - 168 = D
Below 168 = F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Deadlines must be met on time. No assignment will be accepted late without an excuse.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Reaction Papers: Reaction papers must be typewritten. Your work should reflect college-level standards (rise to your level of competence). Paper should be good bond (no onion skin) and
8 ½ x 11. Any paper found to be plagiarized will receive a zero and may not be rewritten.
Extra Credit: No extra credit work will be assigned or accepted.
Examinations: Examinations may include any or all of the following: multiple choice, matching, short identification or definition, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay questions. One class period will be allotted for exams. Students arriving late will not be allowed to work longer than the designated period. The final exam is not comprehensive in nature. You are responsible for lecture information not included in your textbooks.
Conferences: You are welcome to drop by my office to discuss papers or other concerns. I am willing to read early drafts of your papers if you want my opinion.
Get acquainted. Course Specifications.
Interpersonal Relationships and the Androgynous Person.
The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI): Assessment and Explanation.
Female-Male Conversation: Complementary
Read Chapter 1: Perspectives.
Labor Day – No classes
Sentence Completion Exercise.
Read Chapter 2: Identity and Stereotypes.
Reaction Paper 1 assigned.
Read Chapter 3: Language.
Complete Chapter 3.
Gender Differences and Money.
Read Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication.
Complete Nonverbal Communication.
Reaction Paper 1 due.
Review for Midterm Exam.
How Does It Feel….
Discussion Group (Reaction Paper 1).
Reaction Paper 2 assigned.
Midterm Exam: Chapters 1-4 and additional lectures.
Read Chapter 5: Friendships.
Read Chapter 6: Family, Courtship, and Marriage.
Return Midterm Exam.
Couple Communication: Initial Attraction and Dating.
Marriage: Is it Desirable?
Read Chapter 7: Education.
Videotape: Comedy and Female-Male Communication.
Read Chapter 8: The Media.
Reaction Paper 2 due.
Read Chapter 9: Organizations.
Communication Exercise: Jayne's Dilemma.
Veteran's Day - No Classes
Interpersonal Attraction and Physical Attraction.
Sexuality and Sexual Satisfaction.
Videotape: The History of Sex.
Review for Final
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90Instructor's Note: The goal of an attendance policy is to promote quality participation. If you must miss class because of some school activity or other excused reason, please notify me in advance at 584-6320.
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. 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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