COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: CA 420
COURSE TITLE: Human Relations in Group Interaction
TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Summer 2004 (UIJ05)
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: J. Mark Noe, Ph.D.
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Associate Dean, School of
Arts and Humanities, Associate Professor of
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Copley Hall, Room 203
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: Before and after class or by
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: 584-6263
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS:
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS:
DATES OF THE TERM: June 6 – July 31, 2005
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Thursdays
CLASS SESSION TIME: 5:30 – 9:50 p.m.
PREREQUISITE(S): Advanced standing or permission
from the instructor.
CREDIT HOURS: 3
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
Park University will be a renowned international
leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A course designed to facilitate
the authentic exploration of feelings and communication obstacles. The focus is
on interaction and interdependency in the small group context. Advanced
standing pr permission from the instructor.
FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:
¬¾¾® Career ¬¾¾®
(emphasis on immediate
(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.
Prather, Hugh. Notes to Myself. Moab, Utah: Real
People Press, 1970
Friedman, Paul G. Essays on Encounter.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of
all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or
plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students
who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from
PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or
imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as
one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.
Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep
attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for
cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.
Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of
enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of
two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student
will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete
will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded
for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans
Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused
absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the
appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports
of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for
students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will
be reported to the appropriate agency. Instructor’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.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: Deadlines must
be met on time. No assignment will be accepted late without an excuse.
COURSE ASSESSMENT: Assessment will be based on
attendance, participation, log and agenda, and an outside meeting.
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:
Extra Credit: No
extra credit work will be assigned or accepted.
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.
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 American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, regarding students 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:
June 9, 2005
Introduction to the Fundamentals of Encounter
June 16, 2005
Laying Your Cards on the Table
The Encounter Group Relationship
Read Prather, pages 1-31.
June 23, 2005
What is Encountering?
The Experience of Communication.
Read Prather, pages 32-51.
June 30, 2005
Pitfalls of Encounter.
Read Prather, pages 52-72.
Summaries of Outside Meetings due.
July 7, 2005
The Group as a Jazz Ensemble
July 14, 2005
The Group as a Narrative in Process.
Read Prather, pages 73-91.
July 21, 2005
Risk-taking in the Group.
This Group and Others.
Read Prather, pages 92-111.
July 28, 2005
Critiques of Intensive Group Experiences.
Read Prather, pages 112-145.
Log and Agenda 80 points
Questions (Friedman) 100 points
Outside Meeting 20 points
Participation and Attendance 240 points
TOTAL 440 points
440 - 396 = A
394 - 352 = B
351 - 308 = C
307 - 264 = D
Below 264 = F
If you have any questions concerning a particular grade,
you should stop in and see me or request a conference.
any student who misses two classes, regardless of whether or not the absence
is excused, will be administratively withdrawn.