CA 301 Interpersonal Communication II
U1J 2007 PV
Noe, J. Mark
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor of Communication Arts
Copley Hall, Room 203
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Janice Sieminski, Administrative Assistant - (816) 584-6263
June 5 - July 24, 2007
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Advanced standing or permission from the instructor.
Textbook: Stewart, John. Bridges Not Walls. 9th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Minimum Requirements: The core assessment for CA301 Interpersonal II will be a portfolio which
-Includes a variety of student assignments designed to show student mastery of at least eight (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course.
-Includes an eight to ten-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of eight sources.
-Includes at least one assignment that requires students to analyze the communication in a relationship (a case study of real or simulated interpersonal communication).
-Includes at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural differences in values and communication and how that affects relationships.
-Includes at least one assignment assessing their own communication strengths and weaknesses and develop action plans to improve weak areas.
-Includes tests to illustrate knowledge of the philosophical roots of communication and the history of the field.
-Must not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain work done as the semester progress, such as journals.
-Emphasizes activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
-Must be transmitted to the instructor in electronic form.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Assessment will be based on attendance, participation, examinations, and papers.
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.
June 5, 2007
Instructional policies, course specs.
Introduction to interpersonal communication: Ancestral terms, models, and methatheory.
Interpersonal communication as social action: Freud.
Minority group experience assigned.
June 12, 2007
Read Stewart, Chapters 1 & 2, Introduction to Interpersonal Communication.
Symbolic Interactionism: Mead.
A psychiatric approach to interpersonal relations: Harry Stack Sullivan.
Communication Perspective assigned.
June 19, 2007
Read Chapter 5, Understanding and Listening and
Chapter 6, Engaging Others.
Attitude, attribution, and attraction theories: Heider et al.
Perception theory: R. D. Laing.
Review for Midterm Exam
June 26, 2007
Read Chapters 13, 14, 15 & 16, Approaches in Interpersonal Communication (Christensen, Rogers, Palmer & Buber)
Read Chapter 3, Defining Ourselves as Communicators.
Social exchange theories: Thibaut & Kelley et al.
Kenneth Burke, Burkology.
July 3, 2007
Midterm Exam: Stewart (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, 16) and additional materials.
Read Chapter 9, Recognizing Communication Walls.
Communication as a Rules-based System: Pearce and Cronen.
July 10, 2007
Read Chapter 10, Turning Walls into Bridges and
Chapter 12, Promoting Dialogue.
The Structure of Conversation: Grice, Lakoff, and Nofsinger.
Nonverbal communication: Knapp
Communication and the double bind: Bateson, Jackson, Haley, and Weakland.
Midterm exam returned.
Reaction Paper due.
July 17, 2007
Read Chapter 11, Bridging Cultural Differences.
Relational Communication: Millar and Rogers.
Communication episodes: Goffman
Perspective Paper due.
July 24, 2007
Final Exam: Stewart (Chapters 9, 10, 11, 12 and additional materials)
Presentation of interpersonal communication perspectives.
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