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CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
Callan, Pamela A.


Mission Statement: 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 community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I

Semester

F2T 2006 DLB

Faculty

Callan, Pamela A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Arts in English
Master of Arts in English (additional graduate hours in communication)
Master of Arts in Education

Office Location

San Angelo, Texas

Office Hours

TBA

Daytime Phone

325-947-0021

Other Phone

325-234-0531

E-Mail

pamela.callan@park.edu

bump@wcc.net

Semester Dates

10/23-12-17

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

The Interpersonal Communication Book, 11th ed
Author: DeVito
ISBN: 0-205-47288-5

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright: 2007

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:


 

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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:
I strongly believe in collaborative learning. My philosophy of teaching is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, discussions, examinations, web sites and videos. I strongly encourage each student to strive to reach his/her highest potential by reading, questioning, reviewing and discussing.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the fundamental elements of the communication process.
  2. Illustrate how self-concept influences communication.
  3. Explain how perception affects communication.
  4. Demonstrate effective listening habits and skills.
  5. Explore why language can create communication problems.
  6. Illustrate why nonverbal cues can create communication problems.
  7. Contrast methods of resolving communication problems caused by verbal and nonverbal communication.
  8. Formulate personal strategies for developing effective intercultural communication.
  9. Describe theories of relationship development.
  10. Select appropriate strategies for maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships.
  11. Evaluate the effectiveness of methods of resolving conflict.
  12. Demonstrate how to develop a supportive communication climate.


Core Assessment:

Core Assessment Portfolio:  (20% to 30% of grade)  The Core Assessment Portfolio is a collection of student work.  The portfolio must not be assigned due before the last quarter of the course and should cover at least 8 (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course.  It should involve research and emphasize activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.  The rubric and core assessment project must be included in all syllabi.  The Core Assessment Portfolio should be transmitted to the instructor in electronic form preferably via email.

  Grading Criteria:

   90 - 100%   A

   80 -  89%   B

   70 -  79%   C

   60 -  69%   D

    0 -  59%   F    

Core Assessment Portfolio:

Minimum Requirements:  The core assessment for CA104 Interpersonal Communication 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 at least one four-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of three sources. 

-Includes at least one assignment that requires students to analyze their own communication behaviors or the communication behaviors of others.

-Includes at least one assignment that requires students to develop a mini-research project or a media or other creative work illustrating understanding of core concepts.

-Includes at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural differences in values and communication.

-Must not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain work done as the semester progress, such as journals.

-Contains no more than two previously graded assignments.

-Emphasizes activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate effectively. 

       -Must be transmitted to the instructor in electronic form.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

 

 

 

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment

Point Value and Percentage of Grade

Due Date

Homework/Written Work

(4 @ 20 points, 1 @ 30 points)

20%

Week 1, 2, 3, 6 & 8

Core Assessment Portfolio =Interpersonal Communication Report

     Journal

     Outline

     Final Paper

 

(7 @ 5 points)

(1 @ 30 points)

(1 @ 100 points)

29%

 

Week 1-6

Week 5

Week 7

Participation/Discussion

Individual Discussion

Team Discussion

 

(8 @ 10 points)

(4 @ 8 points)

20%

 

Weeks 1-8

Weeks 4-7

Examinations and Tests

 Progress Check 1 and 2

 Final Examination

 

(2 @ 35 points) or 70 pts

(1 @  100  points)

31%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading:

Participation:  Active participation in the classroom is a mandatory requirement.  I review and participate in "Discussion" as well as "Just 4 Fun" and "Supplementary"  areas. Students are expected to actively participate in the "Discussion" area.   By actively, I mean that you will be awarded points based on your initial post and any subsequent posts illustrating clear interaction with other students.  Your initial response to the material must be thorough.  You can earn up to 7 points for your answer and you can earn up to an additional 3 points for providing feedback to 3 of your peers throughout the week.   To earn the additional points you must post comments to at least 3 other students per week in the "Discussion" folder.  This requirement is designed to generate further discussion, to offer feedback to class members and to further explore concepts. I will review and assess participation statistics through my gradebook and the eCollege platform. 

Team Assignment Participation: You will be assigned to a team in week 3 of the course.  Throughtout weeks 4-7 you will be required to actively participate in a team discussion area.  Your task will be to discuss the issue and to formulate a team conclusion by the end of week 7.  Your team will select one person to be the moderator/faciltator.  This person will be responsible for documenting participation, level of commitment of the team, team dynamics, conflict and conflict resolution skills of the team.  Each team member will be responsible for tracking their own observations as well, and in week 8 will submit a summary of the activity to the dropbox.  Your participation will be monitored by the instructor.  Your initial response to the question must be thorough.  You can earn up to 5 points for your answer and you can earn up to an additional 3 points for providing feedback to 3 of your peers throughout the week.   To earn the additional points your posts should promote additional thought, offer personal opinion, express concern and/or provide clear feedback.


Instructor Comments:  I will provide each student with ongoing progress and feedback reports throughout the term.  Please refer to the grading criteria listed here in assessing point awards and deductions for major course work.

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE GRADING SCALE

A =

 90 - 100%  (495-550)

B =

 80 - 89%    (440-494)

C = 

 70 - 79%    (385-439)

D =

 60 - 69%    (330-384)

F =

 < 60%        (329 and below)

Proctored final examination:  A final examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location.  For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test.  Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website.   

Other Information on proctored exams:

  • It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor. 
  • Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. 
  • A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. 
  • Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Submission of Late Work:  I will accept late work with a point reduction based on the number of days late.  However, if you know that you will be unable to submit the homework on time, you MUST email me and let me know before the actual due date.  I will determine the if an extension will be granted and for how long.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

SCHEDULE OF WORK ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE F2T 2006 TERM:

WEEK 1---WORK DUE BY 10/29/06

1) Check to see if your PIRATE eMAIL account is working and email the instructor using PIRATE eMAIL.

2) Ensure that you have posted an INTRODUCTION about yourself under the COURSE HOME--Introductions.

3) Homework paper (1-2 pgs). Submit through DROPBOX and toggle to HOMEWORK.

4) Post JOURNAL ENTRY. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to "JOURNAL."

WEEK 2---WORK DUE BY 11/05/06

1) Homework paper (1-2 pgs). Review the article link provided on HOMEWORK. Submit through DROPBOX and toggle to HOMEWORK.

2) Post JOURNAL ENTRY. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to "JOURNAL."

WEEK 3---WORK DUE BY 11/12/06

1) Homework paper (1-2 pgs) on the ARTICLE REVIEW from a Webliography source. Submit through DROPBOX and toggle to HOMEWORK.

2) Post JOURNAL ENTRY. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to "JOURNAL."

WEEK 4---WORK DUE BY 11/19/06

1) PROGRESS CHECK EXAMINATION 1. This is an hour exam that will help you understand how well you understand the course material.

2) Post JOURNAL ENTRY. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to "JOURNAL."

3) Team Assignments are now made. Please take the time to review this information provided under the TEAM ASSIGNMENTS icon because you will be assigned to a specific TEAM NUMBER. And during WEEK 5, you will be working with your teammates on a specific "hot" topic.

WEEK 5---WORK DUE BY 11/26/06

1) Homework OUTLINE on either 5 different subjects or 5 different journal incidents. Submit this through the DROPBOX for WEEK 5.

2) Post JOURNAL ENTRY. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to "JOURNAL."

3) Team Assignments are posted along with the "HOT" topic. You will be graded for your discussions during this week. Toggle to the SELECT A TOPIC and find your TEAM NUMBER and go to that specific discussion. Also, AT THIS TIME, DETERMINE WHO YOUR MODERATOR WILL BE and the MODERATOR NEEDS TO EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW THEY ARE THE GROUP'S SPOKESPERSON.

WEEK 6---WORK DUE BY 12/3/06

1) Homework paper (2 pg paper) on the CH 10, 6-Stage model of Interpersonal Relationships. Submit through DROPBOX and toggle to HOMEWORK.

2) Post JOURNAL ENTRY. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to "JOURNAL."

3) Continue to participate in your TEAM DISCUSSION.

4) Post your favorite Internet sites as discussed in WEB QUEST icon.

5) Finalize your PROCTOR REQUEST this week.

WEEK 7---WORK DUE BY 12/10/06

1) PROGRESS CHECK EXAMINATION 2. This is an hour exam that will help you understand how well you understand the course material.

2) Continue to participate in your Team Discussion.

3) An individual TEAM SUMMARY--1 page paper on your assignment about the team, and working with your peers is due. Submit through the DROPBOX, HOMEWORK, Week 7, and indicate in your title this is your TEAM SUMMARY.

4) Your Modern Language Association (MLA) paper is due. This requires a COVER PAGE, and WORKS CITED, and the paper should be between 7-8 pages in length, (not to include the COVER PAGE and WORKS CITED.)

WEEK 8---WORK DUE BY 12/13/06

1) Individual Team Summary Homework 1-2 page paper due by 12/13/06, and submit through the DROPBOX, Week 7, and entitle it INDIVIDUAL TEAM SUMMARY HOMEWORK.

WEEK 8---WORK DUE BY 12/17/06

1) FINAL EXAM, 2 hours in length, dates open to take are 9-17 December 2006. Remember that PARK UNIVERSITY POLICY IS FOR THE STUDENT TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAMINATION, IF NOT, THE STUDENT WILL FAIL THE CLASS.

2) Complete your COURSE EVALUATION at this time.

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.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Portfolio assignments synthesize information from the text and more than three additional sources. Portfolio assignments synthesize information from text and at least three additional sources. Portfolio assignments synthesize information from one to two sources and the text. Portfolio assignments show no evidence of additional sources. 
Analysis Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
CLO1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Portfolio assignments analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the assignment and identify motives and causes behind the communication. Portfolio assignments analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the work. Portfolio assignments fail to analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the work or have more than two factual errors. Portfolio assignments fail to analyze stages/elements of communication concepts. 
Evaluation Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Portfolio assignments evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation in terms of successfulness and usefulness and offers suggestions for improvement of strategy selection. Portfolio assignments evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation in terms of successfulness and usefulness. Portfolio assignments only evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation  in terms of successfulness OR usefulness OR have more than two factual errors. Portfolio assignments fail to evaluate communication strategies. 
Terminology  Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of more than eight concepts/terms associated with interpersonal communication. Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of six to eight concepts/terms associated with interpersonal communication. Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of fewer than six concepts/terms associated with interpersonal communication or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to demonstrate the student's ability to use the  terminology of interpersonal communication. 
Concepts Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Portfolio defines more than eight concepts associated with interpersonal communication in the student's own words. Portfolio defines eight communication concepts in the student's own words. Portfolio relies on textbook definitions of communication concepts, or defines fewer than eight concepts in the student's own words, or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to define communication concepts. 
Application Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Portfolio applies more than eight learned concepts to a given communication situation and explains the elements that need to be altered for communication to be more effective.

 
Portfolio applies eight learned concepts to a given communication situation. Portfolio applies fewer than eight concepts to a given communication situation, or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to apply learned concepts to a given communication situation. 
Whole Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of more than eight of the competencies with no more than one to three errors in writing conventions. The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of eight of the competencies with no more than three to six errors in writing conventions. The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of seven or fewer competencies with no more than six to eight errors in writing conventions. Portfolio fails to demonstrate the student's achievement of  competencies and includes more than eight errors in writing conventions. 
Component Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's integration and mastery of multiple objectives beyond what was necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's partial mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio do not demonstrate the student's mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. 
Values Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
CLO 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The portfolio demonstrates the student's understanding of intercultural differences in communication and illustrates multiple strategies for dealing with these differences. The portfolio demonstrates the student's understanding of intercultural differences in communication and illustrates a single strategy for dealing with difference. The portfolio demonstrates only partial understanding of intercultural differences in communication. The portfolio does not demonstrate understanding of intercultural differences in communication. 
Critical Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Portfolio demonstrates the ability to write a clear paper using more than three library resources of different types (journal articles, books, etc.). Portfolio demonstrates the ability to write a clear paper using at least three library resources of different types (journal articles, books, etc.). Portfolio components/assignments lack the required sources, use internet sources, or the writing in the assignments is unclear. Portfolio components/assignments use no sources and the writing in the assignments is unclear. 

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