CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
F1HH 2008 PA
MS Human Resource ManagementBA Communications/Management
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: DeVito, Joseph. THE INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION BOOK. 11th. Pearson Publishing Company, 2006. ISBN: 0205472885
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instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interaction based on
lectures, reading assignments, outlines, PowerPoint presentations, student
discussion groups, and student presentations. The instructor will challenge each
student to be an integral part of each class session.
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:
Assessment of learning will include class participation, exercises, written
papers, oral presentations, and written examinations. Individual student assessments will be
based on the students on-going involvement and contribution to the class. The
following tools will also assist in the assessment process:
Journals – You will create a journal with entries
document at the end of every class.
These will be short (one paragraph, single-spaced) responses to a
selection of questions to demonstrate your competency of the learning
objectives. Label each with your name
and journal entry # on the top right hand of the document. Journal entries will be checked for
completion on the dates they are written. At the end of the term you will
combine them into one document, which will be graded and include them in your
core assessment portfolio.
Intercultural Paper. Select an intercultural experience in which you have
been personally involved and write a two to three page, typewritten,
double-spaced paper to describe it. Select a contact you had with someone of
another cultural background. Your analysis should take into account the ideas,
customs, skills, beliefs, values, attitudes, and language associated with the
experience. How did differences in your cultural expectations affect the
encounter? What did you learn about another's culture? Did you uncover some
special information that would help you in future intercultural communications?
If you use sources beyond our textbook, be sure to include a works cited page
and appropriate parenthetical citations in the body of the paper. Due on week
Mid Term Examination: A culmination of the
information presented in Chapters 1 through 7 will be on week 4.
Movie Paper – Analysis paper of a movie that
demonstrates achievement of competencies.
This should be a three to five page research based paper that utilizes a
minimum of three sources. The paper
is due on week 5. This
paper will be included in your core assessment portfolio at the end of the
Individual research paper - to show basic
understanding of a communication theory and apply to every day communication
Two options for the research paper
Drawing from the theories discussed in
the class, choose a theory that you are interested in learning more about. Write a paper supporting or contradicting the
theory you selected. Define and diagram
the components of the theory and give “real life” examples to support or
B) Create a communication theory or model-using information learned in
class. Write a paper supporting your
ideas and components of your theory. Define and diagram the components of the
theory and give “real life” examples to support it.
This paper must have a cover page, introduction, body and
conclusion, works cited page, and diagram of theory. This should be double-spaced four to six page research based paper that
utilizes a minimum of three sources. If
you give me a draft prior to this date, I will gladly review it and provide
feedback prior to your final printing. This paper is due Week 8, in your portfolio.
Presentation - Present research paper or movie paper in class in the form of an informative or persuasive speech. Pay special attention to elements of the presentation such as visual aids, gestures,and eye contact. Presentations will be on week 8.
Core Assessment Portfolio – This is a collection of
student work. It will include a table of
contents, your completed journal, the intercultural differences paper, movie
paper and your research paper. This
portfolio shall contain no more than two previously graded assignments. In this case, your movie paper and
intercultural differences project will be the only two previously graded
assignments added to the portfolio. The
Core Assessment Portfolio is due on Week 8 and must be transmitted to me in electronic form preferably by
Final Examination: A culmination of the information
presented in Chapters 8-14 will be week 9.
of your work in accomplishing the following course requirements will carry the
weights of the percentages as shown in determining your final grade.
paper: 10%=50 points
Examination: 10%=50 points
Paper: 15%=75 points
Assessment Portfolio: 30%=150 points
Examination: 10%=50 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Unexcused late
homework papers and class reports will lose one letter grade after the deadline
and an additional grade each week thereafter. You must complete all assigned
work to receive a grade for the course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Faculty members are
expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is
detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not
limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under
influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may
be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language
or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject
to suspension or expulsion from Park University. Please turn off cell phones and pagers while
class is in session.
DATES OF MEETING
5 Aug 2008
Universals of Interpersonal Communication (1)
Culture and Interpersonal Communication (2)
The Self in Interpersonal Communication (3)
Exercises. Journal entry.
Read Chapters 1, 2 and 3.
12 Aug 2008
Perception in Interpersonal Communication (4)
Listening in Interpersonal Communication (5) Exercises. Journal
Read Chapters 4 and 5.
19 Aug 2008
Universals of Verbal and Nonverbal Messages (6)
Verbal Messages (7)
Review for midterm.
Turn in your Intercultural Experience paper. Journal entry.
Read Chapters 6 and 7.
Complete the Intercultural Experience paper.
26 Aug 2008
Midterm (Chapters 1-7)
2 Sep 2008
Verbal Messages (8)
Turn in Movie Paper. Journal entry.
Read Chapters 8 and 9.
Complete your movie paper.
9 Sep 2008
Universals of Interpersonal Relationships (10)
Relationships: Growth & Deterioration (11)
Read Chapters 10 and 11.
16 Sep 2008
Interpersonal Relationships (Ch 12)
Conflict in Interpersonal Communication (13)
Power of Interpersonal Communication (14)
Read Chapters 12, 13, and 14.
23 Sep 2008
Review for Final Examination.
Email Portfolio. Class presentations.
Complete Portfolio. Prepare to present research paper in class.
30 Sep 2008
Return Portfolio Grade Sheet. Conflict Exercise.
Take Final Examination (Chapters 8-14).
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