CA 404 Seminar:SpecTop in Comm Arts:
UU 2009 HO
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts/Adjunct Faculty
Bachelor's of Arts degree in CommunicationsMaster's of Arts degree in Communication and Leadership
9:50 - 11:30 AM
Textbook: Communication and Organizational Crisis by Matthew W. Seeger, Timothy L. Sellnow, Robert R. Ulmer
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, exams, group projects, writing and more. I will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Class assessment will be based on exams, written work, case studies, participation and a case study research project.
Late Submission of Course Materials: All course work is expected to be completed on time. If you know you will not be able to complete an assignment before the assignment due date during particular class period, talk to me or email me with at least 24 hours notice and you will be allowed to turn the assignment in late. The instructor must receive all authorized late assignments before the beginning of the next class period to avoid a 10% grade deduction. No assignments will be accepted after two weeks of being late unless arranged with instructor under very special circumstances.
The 24-hour Rule
As mentioned above, anytime you need to schedule an alternative day to turn in an assignment, you must contact me 24 hours prior to the assignment deadline you are trying to avoid. Additionally, if you are dissatisfied with a grade on an assignment, you must wait 24 hours to talk to me about it. There are no exceptions. In case of sudden illness on a day a major assignment is due, you must contact me, or at least leave a message, before the class meets, not the next class period.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
June 1, 3 and 5
Introduction to Organizational Crisis
Chapters 1 and 2
Reading prep - W
June 8, 10, 12
Communication and Crisis
Chapters 3 and 4
Reading prep – M
Reaction No. 1 - W
June 15, 17, 19
Chapters 5 and 6
Reaction No. 2 - W
June 22, 24, 26
Chapters 7 and 8
Reading Prep - M
Mid-Term – W
Reaction No. 3 - F
June 29, July 1 – No class Friday
Crisis Planning and Decision Making
Chapters 9 and 10
Reading Prep – M
Case study outline – W
Reaction No. 4 - W
July 6, 8, 10
Communication Risk and Ethics
Chapters 11 and 12
Reaction No. 5 - W
July 13, 15, 17
Crisis, Leadership and Society
Chapters 13 and 14
Case study rough draft – W
Reaction No. 6 - W
July 20, 22, 24
Case study final draft – W
Reaction No. 7 - M
Final - F
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