CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
F1T 2008 DLA
Baldwin, Dawn L.
MA in English - concentration in Technical and Professional Communications, East Carolina UniversityBA in Liberal Studies - concentration in English, Sociology, and Criminal Justice, Shaw University
M-F 9:00AM - 12:00PM and 6:00PM - 9:00PM (EST)
Monday, August 18, 2008 - Sunday, October 12, 2008
Textbook: The Interpersonal Communication Book, 11th Edition and the Interactive CD Valuepack Author: Joseph DeVito ISBN: 0-205-47288-5
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one that encourages students to participate in active, and meaningful classroom discussions, and assignments. Class assignments are designed to develop more communication skills and encourage self-growth in the communication field. Methods of evaluating this will be done through class discussion postings, journals, Progress Checks, extra credit assignments (if the student decides to complete these) and a final examination.
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: Class Assessment:
Week 1 --- JOURNAL 1
This week, while observing your own communication, or that of the people around you, try to find examples that reflect the following:
Try the "Test Yourself" area on page 34 of the text and summarize your results on Cultural Beliefs and Values. What will you do to maintain or improve in this area?
You need not make a situation fit, these questions are just food for thought as some find it difficult to understand what I want you to write about. The journal is a way for you to observe and assess how you interact with people on a daily basis. In addition it is your own account of your observations of how other people communicate. You should know that you will need to reference the journal in the Core Assessment for this course (the outline and the final Interpersonal Communication Report).
Week 2 Journal 2
TOPIC: Interpersonal relationships
Try it: Page 34 Test Yourself on Cultural Beliefs and Values. Summarize your results in your journal and then develop some goals to maintain or improve.
How would you describe one of your interpersonal relationships in term of symmetrical and complimentary interactions? For example, is a relationship defined by differences or by similarities between the two of you? Is there equality between you or is one superior? Are you independent or independent? Is the power shared or is one person in control?
Identify examples of:
TOPICS: Effective listening; OR Differences in men and women’s listening; OR Cultural identifiers
This week while observing your own communication or that of the people around you try to find examples that reflect the following:
TOPIC: Personal space
Situations to journal your thoughts on might include:
TOPIC: Relationship advantages/disadvantages
This week, think about the following:
Week 6 Journal 6
TOPIC: Family relationships, communication experiences, and conflicts
This week consider the following:
EXTRA CREDIT JOURNALS:
Week 7 Journal 7
TOPIC: Personal journal—short term goal setting
This is your opportunity to continue journaling on your own. I encourage you to take this practice with you once you complete the course. It is a great way to vent, work through issues and to track progress in achieving your lifelong goals. Let's set SHORT TERM GOALS for this weeks entry. These short term goals should be goals that you intend to accomplish in the next six months to a year.
Week 8 Journal 8
TOPIC: Personal journal— long term goal setting
This is your opportunity to continue journaling on your own. I encourage you to take this practice with you once you complete the course. It is a great way to vent, work through issues and to track progress in achieving your lifelong goals. Let's set LONG TERM goals for this weeks entry. These are goals that you intend to accomplish in the next 5-10 years of your life.
Team Homework Paper --- 25 points
TESTS AND FINAL EXAMINATION (27%)
Progress Check 1 --- Week 4 25 points
Progress Check 2 --- Week 7 35 points
Final Examination --- Week 8 80 points
Class participation and discussion --- (8 wks @10 pts) --- 80 points
Team discussion --- (3 wks @ 8 pts) --- 24 points
*Extra credit --Serve as Team Moderator for Team Discussion --- 2 points
*Extra credit (optional posting): WEB Quest --- 1 point
Late Submission of Course Materials: I will accept late work with a letter grade point reduction based on each day the work is submitted late. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact me by Pirate email.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: I am requesting that each of you continue to learn from each other and use this online classroom opportunity to use our textbook lessons into better and more open communication methods. Everyone should be respectful of each other and work as a team as we actively participate in the eight week term.
SCHEDULE OF WORK ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE F1T 2008 TERM
WEEK 1---Work due by August 24, 2008
Read Chapters 1-2, and visit the INTRODUCTION tab under COURSE HOME where you will introduce yourself and greet other classmates. Participate in the DISCUSSION area for the week, with posting an initial response, and then posting 3 responses to peers during week 1.
THINGS TO DO:
1) Check to see if your PIRATE email account is working, and email the instructor using your PIRATE email account. 2) Post a small INTRODUCTION of yourself under the COURSE HOME—Introductions. 3) Homework paper (1-2 pages, double-spaced). Submit this assignment through the DROPBOX and toggle to WK 1 HOMEWORK. The topic is on Ambiguous Time Terms. 4) Post your two JOURNAL entries. Submit through the DROPBOX, and toggle to JOURNAL. 5) Try the Just 4 Fun activity.
WEEK 2---Work due by August 31, 2008
Read the Unit Review for Week 2, and chapters 3-5 in your textbook. Participate in the DISCUSSION area for the week, post an initial response, and then posting a minimum of 3 responses to peers during week 2. Chapter material for the week will include ‘the self’ in interpersonal communication and highlights self-concept, self-esteem, and self-disclosure. This week’s lesson addresses perception and listening. Students will begin to understand the idea of ‘self’ in interpersonal communication through assigned readings, self-exploration, and activities. Review the GUIDELINES tab for details about the upcoming Core Assessment Portfolio.
1) Homework paper (1-2 pages, double-spaced). Review the article link provided in the HOMEWORK tab by Rebecca Morgan entitled The Power of Words. Submit the paper through DROPBOX, toggle to WK 2 HOMEWORK. 2) Post your two JOURNAL entries. Submit through the DROPBOX, and toggle to JOURNAL. 3) Contact your proctor this week and make arrangement at this time for your final examination in week 8. The proctor form is at www.parkonline.org. 4) Try the Just 4 Fun activity.
WEEK 3---Work due by Sept 7, 2008
Read the Unit Review for Week 3 where we will now focus our topics on messages---verbal and nonverbal. Week 3 readings are about verbal and nonverbal messages, and will focus more on verbal messages. Read Chapters 6-7 in our WEEKLY ACTIVITIES. Participate in the DISCUSSION area for the week, and post an initial response, and then post 3 responses to peers during week 3.
THINGS TO DO:
1) Homework paper (1-2 pages, double-spaced) on the Article Review from a Webliography source. You may select your own article for review. Submit through the DROPBOX, and toggle to WK 3 HOMEWORK. 2) Post your two JOURNAL entries. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to JOURNAL. These JOURNAL assignments will help you prepare your outline for Week 6, and for the final Core Assessment Portfolio for WK 7. 3) Finalize your proctor arrangements. If you have questions concerning your proctor, you may contact me, or refer to the student handbook for further information about your proctor. 4) Try the Just 4 Fun activity.
WEEK 4---Work due by Sept 14, 2008
Week 4 DISCUSSION continues with verbal and non-verbal communication. This week though, the topic will focus on nonverbal messages and messages in conversation. Participate in the DISCUSSION area for the week, with posting an initial response, and then posting 3 responses to peers during week 4. Read chapters 8 and 9 in your textbook. Check out the TEAM DISCUSSION FOLDER and find that team you have been assigned to. Introduce yourselves to each other, and determine who may want to be the team moderator for 2 points extra credit. Once you determine the team moderator, email me the name. For further details about the duties of team moderator, you will see the TEAM MODERATOR ASSIGNMENT below.
1) Complete the PROGRESS CHECK examination. This is an hour exam that will help you understand how well you understand the course material. You may use your notes and textbook. 2) Post your two JOURNAL entries. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to JOURNAL. 3) Ensure that your proctor paperwork is completed. If not, contact me immediately so we can finalize all your proctoring arrangements. 4) Try the Just 4 Fun activity.
WEEK 5---Work due by Sept 21, 2008
In the Unit Overview, read the Welcome to Part III of the textbook. Continue to read and understand the concepts of interpersonal relationships. Read chapters 10 and 11, that addresses the universal theories of interpersonal relationships, and ideas of growth and deterioration in interpersonal relationships. Participate in the DISCUSSION by posting an initial response, then posting 3 responses to peers during week 5. Participate in the TEAM DISCUSSION and participate a minimum of twice, with posting an initial comment, and answering one of the member’s responses. Ensure that you are in the correct team before you post your comments for the week. Begin to organize your Core Assessment Portfolio. The Core Assessment Portfolio will consist of the OUTLINE, MLA PAPER, and JOURNAL ENTRIES due in week 7. Submit ALL THREE contents, either as one document, or three separate documents.
1) Submit your OUTLINE that will consist of either 5 different interpersonal communication subjects or 5 different journal entries. Submit this through the DROPBOX for WK 5 HOMEWORK. 2) Post two JOURNAL entries. Submit through DROPBOX and toggle to JOURNAL. 3) Submit the name of the team moderator by email to me. The moderator will earn two extra credit points and the points will be posted under week 8. Whoever volunteers first, will be assigned as the team moderator. The team moderator will be expected to answer the questions listed in wk 8 and post a 1-2 page paper about the team discussions under the DOCUMENT SHARING tab. 4) Try the Just 4 Fun activity.
WEEK 6---Work due by Sept 28, 2008
In the Unit Overview, you will see the personal aspect of interpersonal communication as it relates to your friendships, love, family, and workplace. We continue to read and discuss conflict, and its implications in interpersonal communication. Continue to read chapters 12 and 13 in your textbook. Participate in the DISCUSSION area for the week, with posting an initial response, and then posting 3 responses to peers during week 6.
1) Submit a Homework paper (2 pages, double-spaced) on Chapter 10—the 6 Stage model of Interpersonal Relationships. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to WK 6, HOMEWORK. 2) Post two JOURNALS for the week. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to JOURNAL. 3) Continue to participate in your TEAM DISCUSSION and post an initial entry and answer one of your team member’s posts. 4) Post your 2 favorite Internet sites as discussed in the WEB QUEST icon for extra credit of 1 point. 5) Ensure your proctor arrangements are finalized. 6) Try the Just 4 Fun activity.
WEEK 7---Work due by Oct 5, 2008
During week 7, we will focus on Chapter 14, Power in Interpersonal Relationships. Participate in the DISCUSSION area for the week, with posting an initial response, then posting 3 responses to your peers during week 7.
1) Complete the PROGRESS CHECK #2. This is an hour exam that will help you understand how well you understand the course material. You may use your notes and textbook. 2) Post a JOURNAL entry for extra credit on your short-term goals. Submit through DROPBOX, and toggle to JOURNAL. 3) Submit the entire Core Assessment Portfolio that consists of the OUTLINE, MLA PAPER (7-8 pages in length, double-spaced), and JOURNAL entries. Since this Portfolio is graded at 100 points, grading will include 5 points off for each grammar, spelling, punctuation, or incorrect MLA format error. 4) Call your proctor to see if the final examination was received. Confirm your time and date of your final examination at this time. 5) Try the Just 4 Fun activity.
WEEK 8---Work due by Oct 12, 2008
During this last week, we will review what we have learned in the last 7 weeks. Participate in the DISCUSSION are for the week, with posting an initial response, and posting 2 responses to peers during week 8.
1) Complete the Individual Team Summary Homework paper (1-2 pages, double-spaced) due by Oct 8, 2008, and submit through the DROPBOX, week 8. This is not to be confused with the team moderator paper.
1) Take the final examination that is two hours in length, and dates to take it are from
6 Oct – 11 Oct 2008. The examination is CLOSED BOOK, NO NOTES. You will need to check with your proctor a week before the exam to ensure they are in receipt of your proctor cover sheet and exam. Remember, Park University policy is that a student who fails to take the final examination will fail the class. 2) Post a JOURNAL entry for extra credit on your long-term goals. 3) Remember to complete your course evaluation at this time on this class. 4) Team Moderators can now post their 1-2 page report under the DOCUMENT SHARING tab and allow peers to view it by highlighting the YES tab.
TEAM MODERATOR ASSIGNMENT (extra credit):
During the Weeks 5, 6, 7 your job is to monitor the communication patterns among the group members. If you feel that the group is ‘off-course’ or not even participating, get them involved----that’s your job as their ‘cheerleader.’ For the assignment that you will complete for week 8---your paper content should include answering the following questions, and if you have other comments, please feel free to also add your own commentary too.
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Last Updated:7/30/2008 7:21:21 PM