CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
S1J 2010 IN
Adjunct Instructor of Communication Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Park UniversityMaster of Arts in Communication and Leadership/Park University
Jan. 14 - March 4
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Interpersonal Communication: The Whole Story by Kory Floyd. ISBN#: 978-0-07-340664-0
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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
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:
Participation – 25%
Class participation - Points awarded each week for being present and participating in class lectures and discussions. Total points: 150. Percent of Grade: 13%.
Movie Paper Presentation – Each student will be expected to make a presentation of their movie paper to the class. Total points: 100. Percent of Grade: 12%.
Written work – 20%
Book exercises – 5 points will be awarded for completing textbook exercises and being prepared to discuss in class. Total points: 50. Percent of Grade: 5%.
Homework assignments – At least five homework assignments will be required throughout the semester on subjects as outlined by professor. Total points: 150. Percent of Grade: 15%
Core Assessment Portfolio – 30%
Journal – 15 points will be awarded for completing reflection journal entries. There will be eight entries in total. The journal will be collected in bulk at the end of the semester. Total points: 120. Percent of Grade: 12%.
Movie Reaction Paper – A movie reaction paper will be due Week 8 in hard copy form. The paper is six-pages in length and must include citations and conclusions between reading and lecture material. Total points: 180. Percent of Grade: 18%.
Tests – 25%
Mid-term exam – This is a multiple choice, short answer in-class exam that will be given Week 4. Total points: 100. Percent of Grade: 10%.
Final essay exam – This comprehensive multiple choice, short answer and essay question exam will be given Week 8, the final night of class to be taken during the class period. to take home. Total points: 150. Percent of Grade: 15%.
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 20% grade deduction. All assignments more than one week late will not be accepted.
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:
Exercises 1 and 2
Final in Class
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