CA 500 Intro to Graduate Comm Study
U1P 2010 DL
B..A . University of Missouri Kansas CityMasters University of Missouri Kansas CityPhd University of Kansas
10-11 am Monday-Thursday
American Psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. (ISBN 978-1-4338-0562-2)
Rubin, R.B., Rubin, A.M., Haridakis, P.M. and Piele, L.J. (2010). Communication research: Strategies and sources (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (ISBN 0495565466).
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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I believe that students have differing styles of learning. It important
that today's graduate students are taught to achieve in their discipline
with several learning tools. Aside from the traditional use of texts and
articles I find that students need to be motivated to learn with more
diverse activities. Therefore, along with traditional methods I
incorporate discussion, case studies, presentations, and visual
activities. These are also implemented with a strong emphasis on
writing, reading and lecture materials.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
500 points possible:
Literature review 100 points
Draft of literature review 40 points
Annotated bibliography 60 points
Methods paper 20 points
Article reviews 30 points
Library searches 20 points
Park history quiz 20 points
Library scavenger hunt 20 points
APA style activities 80 points
Weekly discussion 80 points
Peer editing 30 points
Week One: Orientation
History of Park University; Using the Park Library; The history and areas of research within the communication field
DUE— Library scavenger hunt, Park scavenger hunt, journal article review, discussion
READ—Rubin, Rubin, Haridakis, & Piele Chaps. 1-2; Craig PowerPoint.
LEARNING OUTCOMES- 1, 2, 5
Week Two: Methods of communication research and reading research
DUE—topic for literature review, library search due, article reviews due, discussion
READ— Rubin, Rubin, Haridakis, & Piele Chapts. 9-10
Learning Outcome- 3
Week Three: Writing and Using APA style
DUE— APA style quick sheet, discussion, methods assignment
READ— Rubin, Rubin, Haridakis, & Piele Appendix A and chapt. 12, familiarize yourself with the APA manual
LEARNING OUTCOME- 4
Week Four: Advanced library searches
DUE— discussion, style quiz-group
READ— Rubin, Rubin, Haridakis, & Piele Chaps. 3-8
LEARNING OUTCOMES- 2, 5
Week Five: academic writing and the literature review
DUE— style quiz, discussion, 2 library searches
READ— Rubin, Rubin, Haridakis, & Piele Chapt. 11-12
LEARNING OUTCOMES- 4, 5, 6
Week Six: the prospectus, the thesis, and the project
DUE— style quiz, annotated bib, discussion
READ— handouts in doc sharing
Week Seven: revising your writing
DUE— discussion, rough draft of lit review, peer edits
READ—handouts in doc sharing
LEARNING OUTCOMES- 6, 4
Week Eight: Review
DUE—final literature review, discussion
LEARNING OUTCOMES- 1, 3, 4, 6
This does not represent a contract. I reserve the right to make alterations in the syllabus during the semester. This material is copyright and cannot be reused without author permission.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
I expect all course work to be done on time. If you know you will be unable to participate in the class for a week, talk to me. Illness, sudden or otherwise, is no excuse for missing a due date. You must contact me and make arrangements before the due date. All late work will be penalized 20%. All late work must be completed within one week of the original assignment unless special permission is granted. Work is considered late if it is not in my possession by midnight on the date due. Plan ahead and start early. It has been my experience that the night before an assignment is due, all the books in the library on the topic have been checked out and the computer systems will be down.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Writing: All work must be typed or word-processed. Make sure all written work has been proof read and spell checked. Spelling and grammatical errors hurt your credibility and reduce the possibility of effective communication. I believe that writing is a means to learning; that there is a correlation between reading and writing; and that writing helps one discover, clarify, examine, and synthesize information. Writing is, therefore, integral to this course and will be evaluated on its form as well as its content. All papers should be typed, double-spaced, left justified, and use a 10-12 point font. Margins should be no larger than one inch. NOTE: While computers make writing easier, you must realize that technology can cause problems. Keep hard copies of papers you have submitted and save work in multiple places should we experience computer failure.
The 24-hour Rule: 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
Office Hours: Please feel free to come to my office, email, or call to discuss papers, presentations, and any problems you are having. If my office hours conflict with your schedule, we can arrange another time to meet.
Week One: Orientation
Academic Honesty:As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31
Plagiarism involves the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct. Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.
Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.
Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 31-32
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences for two successive weeks, without approved excuse, will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Executive Director for the Graduate School, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2009-2010 Graduate Catalog Page 35
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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