CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
U1B 2006 BL
Butler, John,, Jr.
PhD, SociologyMA, Human Resources DevelopmentBS, Sociology
El Paso, Texas
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
5-22-2006 - 7-15-2006
8:00 - 1:00 PM
Textbook: Devito, J.A., The Interpersonal Communication Book, (10th Edition), 2004. New York, NY. Allyn & Bacon.
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
Educational Philosophy: This course is designed to help student become more aware and effective in the process of human communication. Engage in interactive techniques, lectures, quizzes, examinations, and provoctive exercises to stimulate interest, encourage debate, and demonstration application. Use special topics to help enhance student ability to see communication patterns, become articulate in the process, and to make choices.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Minimum Requirements: The core assessment for CA104 Interpersonal Communication will be a portfolio which
The rubric and core assessment portfolio must be included in all syllabi.
This assignment is left intentionally vague so that instructors can customize this assignment to accommodate their own teaching preferences and local student needs and learning styles.
Some ideas for the assignment include:
Journal responses to specific questions to show competency on the objectives.
PowerPoint presentations illustrating specific communication concepts.
Class Assessment: 1. The student will be assessed using presentations based on organization of material, knowledge and elocution
2. Communication Portfolio will be used to reinforce knowledge, comprehension, and application
3. One comprehensive examination will be used to affirm student ability to synthesize, analyze,and evaluate silence, spoken word, and written content.
Grading: 1. Writing Assignments - 150 (see distribution)
a. Research paper on student interest - 50 points
b. Analysis of communication situation from historical or current events - 20 points
c. Analysis of self communication and improvement strategy - 30
d. 50 points for presentation outline
2. Communication Portfolio - 100 Points
3. Examination - 100 points
4. Class participation - 150
Letter Grade Point
A-400 - 500 - A
B-300 - 399 - B
C-200 - 299 - C
D-100 - 199 - D
E-000 - 099 - F
Student must participate in all assessments to earn a grade unless excused by instructor.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Five (10) points will be deducted for late submission of assignments as arranged.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend class, be on time, and be prepared to participate in classroom activities. Students and instructor will maintain a high level of respect for each other.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1. Introduction, course overview, units 1, 2, and 3.
Week 2. Units 4, 5, 6, 7, and special projects.
Week 3. Units 8, 9, 10, 11, and special projects.
Week 4. Mid-course assessment
Week 5. Units 12, 13, 14, 15, and special projects.
Week 6. Units 16, 17, 17, 18, 19, and 20
Turn in Communication Portfolio
Week 7. Course assessment and special project.
Week 8. All course work due and course review.
Discussion Journals will be presented weeks 3 through 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 85-87Academic honesty will be the rule and practice for this course.
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 85-87N/A
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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 .
Last Updated:4/27/2006 3:37:35 PM