Course Description: Examines the role of communication in organizations and the people and patterns making up the many sides of complicated issues, which arise in organizational life. The course also examines the communication messages sent and received within an organization including the organization's formal structure and its informal social groups. Pre-requisite: CA104. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of critical thinking and exploration based on readings, lectures, dialogues, writings, presentations, and students' insights. The facilitator will engage each learner in a lively discussion of issues and challenges, and how these ideas and insights can improve professional careers and personal lives.
Learning Outcomes:To provide a conceptual understanding of contemporary organizations and related issues.
To comprehend the pervasiveness and importance of communication in all aspects of organizational life.
To review the current state of knowledge regarding leadership and organizational communication.
To examine the important variables in individual and group decision making and problem solving.
Course Assessment: Students will be evaluated by seven reflection papers on the readings and field trip, one group presentation on course readings, one final paper and presentation, class participation, and attendance.
All papers should be typewritten. Name, title of assignment, and date in the upper right hand corner. Students may rewrite their graded papers. Hand in rewritten paper by the next class (include the original). The scores for the two papers (the original and the rewrite) will be averaged to get a new score. The content and the mechanics (grammar, punctuation, spelling) of the papers are very important.
Grading: Seven reflection papers 5 points each 35 points
One group presentation 5 points 5 points
Participation 5 points 5 points
Final paper(10 points)/Presentation (5 points) 15 points
Attendance Perfect attendance 3 points
1 class absent 0 points
2 classes absent -6 points
3 classes absent
(Dropped from class
and/or -12 points.)
Total possible points 63 points
A = 54-63
B = 42-53
C = 32-41
D = 21-31
F = 0-20
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late papers may be subject to a reduced grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students will be expected to honor the basic rules of classroom behavior: (1) only one person speaking at a time, (2) no side conversations while someone else is talking, (3) give full attention to person speaking, (4) treat others as you would like to be treated (respect shown to everyone in class).
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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