Additional Resources: Newspaper and magazine articles related to the reading assignments.
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: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactivenss based on classroom activities, lectures, dialogues, and exams. The facilitator incourages vast classroom participation by engaging participants in active participation, encouraging idea exploration, debates, conflict management and discussions of assigned reading material.
Learning Outcomes:The students will be able to define interpersonal communication and understand the importance of this process; identify and apply communication models; explain the role and importance of self-concept; explain and demonstrate the process of perception checking; and describe the role emotions play in the communication process. Students will be able to explain and identify nonverbal communications; describe effective and ineffective listening behaviours and explain the concepts of relationships and their effect on the communication process. Students will be able to identify and demonstrate ways of imporving the communication climate and describe and demonstrate ways of resolving interpersonal conflicts. This course will provide students an opportunity to improve interpersonal communication skills through the study of the communication process and practice of effective communication principles. Primary emphasis will be on the communication process and classroom activities of effective communication principles.
Course Assessment: Course assessment will include mid-term and final examination as well as one paper and presentation of that paper. Two class project will be assigned; one to be reviewed at each class. Classroom discussion over reading assignments and participation in assigned activities will be the basis of part of the class attendence/participation grade.
Grading: Midterm exam 100 points 30 % of the grade
Final exam 100 points 30 % of the grade
Class presentation 50 points 15 % of the grade
Paper 50 points 15 % of the grade
Class participation 80 points 10 % of the grade
Late: Late submission of course material will result in one letter grade deduction. If arrangements are made in advance for late submission and it is an excused absence then additional arrangements will be made.
Conduct: Class attendance and participation are required and will form a part of the final grade. Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time. Classes missed for legitimate reasons (illness, death in family, work assignments, temporary duty) are excusable; however, students must inform the instructor or college office prior to class and must make up missed work. Missed classes due to taking ordinary leave or vacation are not considered excused absences. Two or more unexcused absences are excessive and may be grounds for awarding a failing grade for the course and will be reported to the resident Center Administrator. All material are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss. During classroom discussions students will respect the ideas and input of all other students.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Class Meeting and Examination Schedules:
19 Oct Review syllabus, class introductions. Introduce classroom activity; class project and student resentation/paper.
21 Oct Review Chap. 1, pgs 3-21; begin classroom activity.
26 Oct Review Chap 1, pgs 21-43; classroom activity.
28 Oct Review Chap 2; classroom activity.
2 Nov Review Chap 3; classroom activity.
4 Nov Review Chap 4; classroom activity.
9 Nov Review Chap 5; review Chaps 1-5; handout Midterm Chap 1-5.
11 Nov Turn in Midterm and review.
16 Nov Review Chap 6; classroom activity
18 Nov Review Chap 7; classroom activity
23 Nov Review Chap 8; classroom activity
25 Nov Classroom activity
30 Nov Review Chap 9; begin class presentation/turn in paper
2 Dec Review Chap 10; complete class presentation/turn in paper
7 Dec Review Chap 6-10; do class project; handout Final exam
9 Dec Turn in Final Exam and review.
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 2004-2005 Undergradute Catalog Page 101
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute
Catalog Page 100
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 .
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