COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: CA 404
COURSE TITLE: Female-Male Communication
TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Fall 2004 (FA04)
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: J. Mark Noe, Ph.D.
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Associate Dean, School of
Arts and Humanities, Associate Professor of Communication Arts
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Copley Hall, Room 203
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: (816) 584-6320
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS:
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS:
DATES OF THE TERM: August 23 – December 10, 2004
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Monday and Friday
CLASS SESSION TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
PREREQUISITE(S): Advanced standing or permission
from the instructor
CREDIT HOURS: 3
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
Park University will be a renowned international
leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Revolving topic seminar for
advanced students, which may be repeated under different topic headings. Topics
deal with such matters as social responsibility in mass media, effects of
technological change upon communication industry, film criticism promotional
strategies and case studies, or possibly issues and problems in broadcast
management or public relations. Advanced standing or permission of instructor.
FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:
¬¾¾® Career ¬¾¾®
(emphasis on immediate
(emphasis on long-term goals)
Colleges and universities are not designed to be vocational
schools. Unlike trade schools that prepare students for a specific career (e.g.
auto repair, hair dressing), the four-year college/university is dedicated to
educating citizens for social, political, and economic life. Some classes that
may not be perceived as “relevant” (i.e., direct application to a career) are
relevant to the future of the student as an effective member of society. If the
sole emphasis is on “getting a job,” the immediate goal may threaten the broader
issue of what jobs might exist in the future. A person who is narrowly trained
to do a job today may be out of a job tomorrow. Over specialization may result
in the specialty becoming obsolete in the long run. The Communication Theory
and Human Relations graduate is prepared not only for entry-level jobs, but also
has the skills sought for middle management positions. Jobs in human resources,
training and development, staff development, public relations, sales, or
management are potential career choices. Others may choose to pursue additional
study in graduate schools.
facilitate more effective communication episodes with the opposite sex.
differentiate between female-male stereotypical images and actual communication.
3. To consider
the consequences of gender-bound behavior.
To develop strategies for improving gender-bound differences.
Stewart, Stewart, Cooper and Friedley. Communication
and Gender. 4th Edition. Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 2003.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of
all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or
plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students
who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from
PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or
imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as
one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.
Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep
attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for
cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.
Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of
enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of
two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student
will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete
will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded
for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans
Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused
absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the
appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports
of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for
students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will
be reported to the appropriate agency. Instructor’s Note: The goal of
an attendance policy is to promote quality participation. If you must miss
class because of some school activity or other excused reason, please notify me
in advance at 584-6320.
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: Deadlines must
be met on time. No assignment will be accepted late without an excuse.
COURSE ASSESSMENT: Assessment will be based on
attendance, participation, examinations, and papers.
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:
Reaction Papers: Reaction
papers must be typewritten. Your work should reflect college-level standards
(rise to your level of competence). Paper should be good bond (no onion skin)
8 ½ x 11. Any paper found to be
plagiarized will receive a zero and may not be rewritten.
Extra Credit: No
extra credit work will be assigned or accepted.
may include any or all of the following: multiple choice, matching, short
identification or definition, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay
questions. One class period will be allotted for exams. Students arriving late
will not be allowed to work longer than the designated period. The final exam
is not comprehensive in nature. You are responsible for lecture information not
included in your textbooks.
Conferences: You are
welcome to drop by my office to discuss papers or other concerns. I am willing
to read early drafts of your papers if you want my opinion.
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 American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, regarding students 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:
Get acquainted. Course Specifications.
Interpersonal Relationships and the Androgynous Person.
The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI): Assessment and
Labor Day – No classes
Sentence Completion Exercise.
Read Chapter 2: Identity and Stereotypes.
Reaction Paper 1 assigned.
Read Chapter 3: Language.
Complete Chapter 3.
Gender Differences and Money.
Read Chapter 4: Nonverbal Communication.
Complete Nonverbal Communication.
Reaction Paper 1 due.
Review for Midterm Exam.
How Does It Feel….
Discussion Group (Reaction Paper 1).
Reaction Paper 2 assigned.
Midterm Exam: Chapters 1-4 and additional lectures.
Read Chapter 5: Friendships.
Read Chapter 6: Family, Courtship, and
Return Midterm Exam.
Couple Communication: Initial Attraction and Dating.
Marriage: Is it Desirable?
Read Chapter 7: Education.
Videotape: Comedy and Female-Male Communication.
Read Chapter 8: The Media.
Reaction Paper 2 due.
Read Chapter 9: Organizations.
Communication Exercise: Jayne’s Dilemma.
Interpersonal Attraction and Physical Attraction.
Sexuality and Sexual Satisfaction.
Videotape: The History of Sex.
Review for Final
10:15 – 12:15
Final Exam 100 points
Reaction Paper 1 30 points
Reaction Paper 2 30 points
Participation and Attendance 20 points
TOTAL 280 points
280 - 252 = A
251 - 224 = B
223 - 196 = C
195 - 168 = D
Below 168 = F
If you have any questions concerning a particular grade,
you should stop in and see me or request a conference.