CA 301 Interpersonal Communication II
U1J 2008 PV
Virgil "Rusty" Norris
Senior Instructor of Humanities/Adjunct Faculty
MA: Communication & Leadership (in progress), Park UniversityMLA: Social Science concentration, Baker UniversityBA: Liberal Arts, Park University
before/after class or by appointment
June 2 - July 27, 2008
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Interpersonal Communication I
Textbook: Communication Theories in Action, 3rd Ed., Julia T. Wood, Thomson Wadsworth, 2004, ISBN 0-534-56630-1
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Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Instructor will supply case studies for discussion.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Minimum Requirements: The core assessment for CA301 Interpersonal II 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 an eight to ten-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of eight sources.
-Includes at least one assignment that requires students to analyze the communication in a relationship (a case study of real or simulated interpersonal communication).
-Includes at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural differences in values and communication and how that affects relationships.
-Includes at least one assignment assessing their own communication strengths and weaknesses and develop action plans to improve weak areas.
-Includes tests to illustrate knowledge of the philosophical roots of communication and the history of the field.
-Must not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain work done as the semester progress, such as journals.
-Emphasizes activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
-Must be transmitted to the instructor in electronic form.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Assessment of student learning in this course will be based on class participation/discussion, two exams, two précis, and a group research project/presentation.
Grading: Class Participation/Discussion – 80 points total: 10 points for each of 8 class sessions. (25 percent of final grade)
This includes being continually present from the start of class until the class is dismissed by the instructor. The instructor for this course does not allow ANY excused absences. All absences will be considered UNEXCUSED regardless of reason. With one absence, an A for the course is still possible; with two absences, a C for the course is still possible. Three absences will result in a grade of F for the course.
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, 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.
Exams – 80 points total: 40 points for each of two exams. (25 percent of final grade.)
Exam One, for Session 4
Exam Two, for Session 7
Precis – 80 points total: 40 points for each of two precis (25 percent of final grade)
The précis involves choosing a communication journal article/study, and writing a summary and analysis. Each student will do two précis, presenting the second one to the class and leading a 20-minute discussion. Topics and dates will be assigned during Session 2. Presentations will be given during Sessions 4 through 7.
Group Research Project - 40 points for each of two related assignments, a Research Project and a Presentation (25 percent of grade.)
Research Project: An 8 to 10 page intercultural communication research paper that uses a minimum of eight sources, as well as data gathered from observing real or simulated interpersonal communication.
Presentation: A presentation of the Research Project.
320 Possible Points
288-320 points = A (90-100%)
256-287 points = B (80-89%)
224-255 points = C (70-79%)
192-223points = D (60-69%)
0-191 points = F (0-59%)
Late Submission of Course Materials: NOTE: The instructor will not accept late assignments. Assignments not submitted at the beginning of the class period during which they are due will receive a grade of “zero”. Students are expected to turn in their assignments on time whether they are present in class or not. If present in class, they must turn in their assignments in the form of a typed hard copy. 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.
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 II.
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.) Please note that the instructor will not accept items that are e-mailed late and/or are not in proper format. And he is not responsible for items you forgot to attach to your e-mails.
PLEASE NOTE: Having a computer or printer problem is generally not an acceptable excuse for late assignments.
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. Grades/Resources will be posted in e-companion, http://www.parkonline.org. Students can access these 24 hours a day.
3. 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.
4. Students are expected to inform the instructor if they need to leave the room before class is dismissed. If a student leaves early without telling the instructor, they will be counted as absent for the entire class period.
5. 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, rather than during class. This helps maintain student confidentiality, and enables the instructor to use class time wisely.
6. 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.
Note: Reading assignments should be read prior to the class period for which they are listed.
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 85
NOTE: This instructor checks papers for plagiarism, using the most up-to-date software available. A work that has been plagiarized will be graded 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 87-88
NOTE: The instructor for this course does not allow ANY excused absences. All absences will be considered UNEXCUSED regardless of reason. With one absence, an A for the course is still possible; with two absences, a C for the course is still possible. Three absences will result in a grade of F for the course.
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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