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CA 529 Cross-Cultural Communication
Noe, J. Mark


Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.

Course

CA 529 Cross-Cultural Communication

Semester

S1P 2007 DL

Faculty

Noe, J. Mark

Title

Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Professor, Communication Arts

Office Location

203 Copley Hall, Parkville Campus Center

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

816-584-6320

Other Phone

Janice Sieminski 816-584-6263

E-Mail

Mark.Noe@pirate.park.edu

Semester Dates

January 16 - March 11, 2007

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother. James McBride. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.  ISBN: 1-57322-578-9

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Course Description:
A study of communication and culture that examines cultural variability in interpersonal relationships. 3 cr.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes

  1. To facilitate more effective communication episodes across gender, race, culture, and other barriers. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5)
  2. To examine the origins of personal beliefs and individual perception. (NBPTS 1, 2, 4)
  3. To provide opportunities for exploration of other cultures. (NBPTS 1, 2, 5)
  4. To develop strategies for improving communication across cultural boundaries. (NBPTS 1, 3, 4)
  5. To establish a philosophical foundation for the study of communication and culture. (NBPTS 2, 5)
Class Assessment:
Assignment Point Value - 360 Points
Complimentary Schismogenesis Paper  - 50 Points
Metatheoretical Assumptions Paper  - 30 Points
Minority Group Experience Paper -  50 Points
Communication Style Paper - 100 Points
Color of Water Threaded Discussion Leader -  30 Points
Cultural Perspective Web Presentation  - 20 Points
Threaded Discussion Participation (10 points/week)  - 80 Points

Grading:

Final Grades will be determined according to the following scale:

A = 360 - 324
B = 323 -288
C = 287 - 252
D = 251 - 216
F = 215 or below

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Deadlines must be met on time. No assignment will be accepted late without an excuse.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

COURSE WORK OUTLINE
Week 1:
  • Lectures:
    • Hofstede's 4 Dimensions of Cultural Variability
    • Female-male Conversation: Complementary Schismogenesis.
    • Androgyny
  • Activities:
    • Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) - Assessment and Explanation - Due Week 1
  • Discussions:
    • BSRI/Androgyny Group Discussion Thread - Due Week 1
    • Hofstede's Threaded Discussion - Due Week 1
  • Assignments:
    • Minority Group Experience Paper Assigned - Due Week 6

Week 2:
  • Lectures:
    • Approaches to the Study of Culture and Communication: Cultural Science and Behavioral Science
  • Activities:
    • Jayne's Dilemma - Due Week 2
  • Discussions:
    • Jayne's Dilemma Threaded Discussion - Due Week 2
  • Assignments:
    • Metatheoretical Assumption Paper - Due Week 2
    • Communication Style Paper Assigned - Due Week 8
Week 3:
  • Reading:
    • The Color of Water, Chapters 1-10 - Due Week 3
  • Discussions:
    • The Color of Water Threaded Discussions - Due as listed on Discussion Leader Schedule
    • The Color of Water Threaded Discussion Response - Due Week 3

Week 4:
 

 

  • Reading:
    • The Color of Water, Chapters 11-20 - Due Week 4
  • Discussions:
    • The Color of Water Threaded Discussions - Due as listed on Discussion Leader Schedule
    • The Color of Water Threaded Discussion Response - Due Week 4
  • Midterm Paper - Due Week 4

Week 5:
  • Reading:
    • The Color of Water, Chapters 21-Epilogue - Due Week 5
  • Discussions:
    • The Color of Water Threaded Discussions - Due as listed on Discussion Leader Schedule
    • The Color of Water Threaded Discussion Response - Due Week 5

Week 6:
  • Presentation:
    • Cultural Perspective Web Assignment Presentations - Due as listed on Discussion Leader Schedule
  • Discussions:
    • Cultural Perspective Web Assignment Presentation Response - Due Week 6
  • Assignment:
    • Minority Group Experience Paper - Due Week 6

Week 7:
  • Presentation:
    • Cultural Perspective Web Assignment Presentations - Due as listed on Discussion Leader Schedule
  • Discussions:
    • Cultural Perspective Web Assignment Presentation Response - Due Week 7

Week 8:
  • Presentation:
    • Cultural Perspective Web Assignments - Due as listed on Discussion Leader Schedule
  • Discussions:
    • Cultural Perspective Web Assignment Presentation Response - Due Week 8
  • Final Paper:
    • Cross-Cultural Communication Style Paper - Due Week 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 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24


Attendance Policy:

Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2006-2007 Graduate Catalog Page 27

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 .


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Core Assessment

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