CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
U1J 2008 IN
Norris, Lynn Marie
Adjunct Instructor of Communication Arts
M.A. in Communication, Pittsburg State University, KansasB.A. in Mass Communication, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Before and after class or by appointment.
June 2 - July 22, 2008
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: DeVito, Interpersonal Communication Book w/CD, 11th edition, Pearson, 2007. ISBN 0205472885
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The instructor has an interactive, student-centered approach to teaching. She strives to create a safe, comfortable class environment, and to include course materials that are both enjoyable and relevant, as well as academically sound. She may involve students in any or all of the following: class discussions, critiquing, demonstrations, exercises, games, group projects, internet, interviewing, learning journals, problem solving, reading, role playing, self exploration, quizzes, and/or writing.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
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
a variety of student assignments designed to show student mastery of at least
eight (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course.
at least one four-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of three
at least one assignment that requires students to analyze their own
communication behaviors or the communication behaviors of others.
at least one assignment that requires students to develop a mini-research
project or a media or other creative work illustrating understanding of core
at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural
differences in values and communication.
not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain
work done as the semester progress, such as journals.
no more than two previously graded assignments.
activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: PARTICIPATION
(80 points TOTAL, or 25 percent of final grade)
A. Attendance includes being continually present from the start of class until the instructor dismisses the class.
B. This course will feature role-playing, skill-developing exercises, and class discussions to illustrate concepts and techniques while allowing students the opportunity to experience and develop concrete expressions of that knowledge. It is vital for all students to participate in these. Consideration will be given to quantity and quality of involvement, and demonstrated attitude toward learning. Students are expected to be respectful toward each other as well as the instructor, and to keep any personal information revealed during the class confidential. Part of participation is listening. A student who is daydreaming, text messaging, reading a magazine, and/or chatting with friends about the weekend, etc., rather than paying attention to what is happening in class, is not participating.
(80 points TOTAL or 25 percent of final grade)
1) Quizzes - (50 points or 15.5 percent of final grade): This will include periodic unannounced chapter quizzes.
2) Group Presentation - (30 points or 9.5 percent of final grade): Each group will be responsible for teaching a particular aspect of interpersonal communication to the remainder of the class. This will include doing additional research on the topic; developing a teaching strategy; sharing responsibilities among group members; and involving all members of the class in the learning experience. Also considered will be the ability of the group members to accomplish tasks, confront differences, and resolve conflict. Groups will be allotted time, in class, to work toward this goal. Final presentations should involve the entire class and should last 45 minutes. Presentations will be scheduled for the last week class. (More information about the group presentation will be provided during class.)
Learning Journals - (80 points TOTAL or 25 percent of final grade; 10 points for each of 8 journal entries): Each Learning Journal should be AT LEAST ONE FULL PAGE long, in Times New Roman 12 pt font, with double spacing and 1-inch margins. The focus of each Learning Journal should be on the student’s own experiences with the interpersonal communication and analysis of the student’s interpersonal communication skills. Learning Journals should have both a “book note,” discussing how some aspect of that week’s reading assignment relates to the student’s personal experience, and a “class note,” discussing something from previous classes that the student related to or found to be or benefit. A good Learning Journal will not focus solely on paraphrasing or explaining concepts the student read about in the book and/or heard in class, or listing everything the student saw in the book that he or she already knew. The instructor is familiar with the book and class materials. What she wants is to know more about the student and how he or she communicates. (A more detailed explanation of this, as well as a sample Learning Journal, will be provided during class.)
Movie Analysis - (80 points or 25 percent of final grade): This gives students an opportunity to apply what they've learned about interpersonal communication to situational interactions between characters in a movie. The Movie Analysis must use at least four properly cited academic/professional sources in addition to the textbook and the movie chosen. It must be submitted in electronic form, preferably by e-mail, by Midnight on Friday of WEEK 8. More information will be provided during class.
Grading: GRADING SCALE:
TOTAL: 320 points or 100 percent of course grade
288-320 points = A (90-100%)
256-287 points = B (80-89%)
224-255 points = C (70-79%)
192-223 points = D (60-69%)
0-191 points = F (0-59%)
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late Submission of Course Materials:
Please inform the instructor in advance if an assignment must be turned in late. The instructorreserves the right to not accept late assignments for credit. If unable to attend class, students may submit assignments via one of the following, with the expectation that a typed hard copy will be submitted the day the student returns to class. Assignments will not recorded as in, but not graded until the typed hard copy is provided.
1) Via the course drop box. (Be sure your file is in Word or PDF or RTF format.) Here's how:
A. Go to http://www.parkonline.org
B. Sign in with your OPEN name and password.
C. Click Interpersonal Communication I.
D. Click Drop Box.
E. Click on the name of the assignment.
F. Click Add Attachment. (A new window will appear.)
G. Click Browse.
H. Locate the assignment on your computer and select.
I. Click Open.
J. Click Attach.
K. Wait until it is done and click OK. (It will then take you back to Drop Box.)
L. Click Submit.
2) Via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure your file is in Word or PDF or RTF format and that it is actually attached to the e-mail.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: 1. Pirate mail is the official channel of communication for all Park students. Thus, the instructor will occasionally contact students via their Park accounts to notify them of schedule changes, receipt of electronic assignments, and other important information related to the class. All students are responsible for checking their Park e-mail accounts regularly, thus they are considered by the instructor to be informed, and expected to properly utilize the information provided and be prepared for class. Ignorance is not an excuse.
2. All communication devices such as mobile phones and pagers, must be turned off or set on silent during class. No phone calls or text messages are to be sent or received without the instructor's permission. If you are expecting an important message, notify the instructor in advance. You must have permission from the instructor to answer calls during class.
3. Leaving the classroom: Students are expected to inform the instructor if they need to leave the room before class is dismissed.
4. Personal matters, such as assignment grades, explanations for absences from class, etc. should be discussed privately with the instructor, before or after class or by appointment. This helps maintain student confidentiality and also allows the instructor to use class time wisely.
5. Respect for every member of the class must be maintained at all times. This includes not chattering while the instructor or other students are speaking, and respecting the confidences of members of the class who may share personal information during exercises. Disagreements are natural and may occur, but respect can still be maintained.
Please Note: Chapters should be read PRIOR to the week they are listed.
Chapters 1 and 2: Interpersonal Communication and Culture
Chapters 3 and 4: The Self and Perception
-Due: Journal 1: Communication Self Assessment
Chapter 5: Listening
-Due: Journal 2: Free Topic
Chapters 6 and 7: Verbal Communication
Due: Journal 3: Free Topic
Chapters 8 and 9: Nonverbal Communication
-Due: Journal 4: Free Topic
Chapters 10, 11, and 12: Interpersonal Relationships
-Due: Journal 5: Free Topic
Chapter 13: Conflict In Relationships
-Due: Journal 6: Free Topic
Chapter 14 and Materials Provided by Instructor: Power, and Interpersonal Communication in the Business Setting
-Due: Journal 7: Free Topic
-Due: Journal 8: Communication Self-Assessment
-Due: Group Project
FRIDAY OF LAST WEEK OF CLASS
Due at Midnight: Movie Analysis
NOTE: Schedule subject to change at instructor's discretion
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85NOTE: This instructor checks all student work for plagiarism, and will give plagiarized work a zero.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88INSTRUCTOR'S NOTE:
Due to the highly-interactive nature of this course, attendance is extremely important. Only one absence may be considered excused, and participation points for that session cannot be made up. Students missing two class sessions will receive a grade no higher than a C for the course. Students missing three class sessions will receive an F for the course. Repeated tardiness or leaving before the instructor dismisses the class may be counted as an absence.
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 .
Last Updated:5/27/2008 9:14:52 AM