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CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
Richer, Priscilla R.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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Course

CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I

Semester

S2T 2010 DLD

Faculty

Priscilla R. Richer

Title

Sr. Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Arts
Bachelor of Arts

Office Location

Internet---use PIRATE email:  priscilla.richer@pirate.park.edu

Office Hours

24-7/ 365 days a year

Daytime Phone

210.867.4338

Other Phone

210.867.4338

E-Mail

priscilla.richer@pirate.park.edu

priscilla.richer@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 15, 2010 - May 9, 2010

Class Days

DAILY

Class Time

ANYTIME

Credit Hours

3 sh


Textbook:

                                            Interpersonal Communication Book, The, 12th Edition

By Joseph A. DeVito

ISBN-10: 0-205-62570-3

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-62570-3

Published by Allyn & Bacon

© 2009

Pub. Date: Oct 9, 2008

Format: Paperbback

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
Course Description:

CA 104  Interpersonal Communication I (GE)  An introduction to the knowledge and skills of interpersonal communication.  The course content includes facilitation of more effective and supportive behavior, reduction of communication barriers and development of increased skill and confidence in relationships.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

 

COMMUNICATION ARTS DEPARTMENT PROGRAM GOALS RELEVANT TO CA 104

Professionalism

Intercultural Sensitivity

Critical Thinking

Ethics

Free Speech

Symbolic Acuity

1. Identify the fundamental elements of the communication process.

Intercultural Sensitivity

Symbolic Acuity

2. Illustrate how self-concept influences communication.

Intercultural Sensitivity

Thinking

Ethics

3. Explain how perception affects communication.

Professionalism

Intercultural Sensitivity

4. Demonstrate effective listening habits and skills.

Professionalism

Intercultural Sensitivity

Symbolic Acuity

5. Explore why language can create communication problems.

Professionalism

Symbolic Acuity

6. Illustrate why nonverbal cues can create communication problems.

Professionalism

Symbolic Acuity

7. Contrast methods of resolving communication problems caused by verbal and nonverbal communication.

Thinking

Symbolic Acuity

8. Formulate personal strategies for developing effective intercultural communication.

Intercultural Sensitivity

Symbolic Acuity

9. Describe theories of relationship development.

Thinking

10. Select appropriate strategies for maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships.

Professionalism

Intercultural Sensitivity

Thinking

Ethics

Free Speech

Symbolic Acuity

11. Evaluate the effectiveness of methods of resolving conflict.

Thinking

Symbolic Acuity

12. Demonstrate how to develop a supportive communication climate.

Professionalism

Intercultural Sensitivity

Thinking

Ethics

Free Speech

Symbolic Acuity

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the fundamental elements of the communication process.
  • Illustrate how self-concept influences communication.
  • Explain how perception affects communication.
  • Demonstrate effective listening habits and skills.
  • Explore why language can create communication problems.
  • Illustrate why nonverbal cues can create communication problems.
  • Contrast methods of resolving communication problems caused by verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Formulate personal strategies for developing effective intercultural communication.
  • Describe theories of relationship development.
  • Select appropriate strategies for maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of methods of resolving conflict.
  • Demonstrate how to develop a supportive communication climate.

    MoStep Requirements 1.2.1.1 standards for CA104



    Core Assessment:

    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.

      Grading Criteria:

       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

    -Includes a variety of student assignments designed to show student mastery of at least eight (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course. 

    -Includes at least one four-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of three sources. 

    -Includes at least one assignment that requires students to analyze their own communication behaviors or the communication behaviors of others.

    -Includes at least one assignment that requires students to develop a mini-research project or a media or other creative work illustrating understanding of core concepts.

    -Includes at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural differences in values and communication.

    -Must not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain work done as the semester progress, such as journals.

    -Contains no more than two previously graded assignments.

    -Emphasizes activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate effectively. 

           -Must be transmitted to the instructor in electronic form.

    Link to Class Rubric

    Class Assessment:

     
     

    Assignments

    Weight by Percentage

    Homework/Written Work

    23%

    Core Assessment Portfolio

    30%

    Class Participation/Discussion

    20%

    Examinations and Progress Checks

    27%

     

     

    Total

    100%

    Grading:

     

    GRADING RUBRIC FOR INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION REPORT 

    Competency

    Exceeds Expectation--All required for grade of A.

    Meets Expectation--Minimum required for grade of C.

    Does Not Meet Expectation--Minimum required for grade of D.

    No Evidence--Grade of F or required revision.

    Analysis Outcomes
    Outcomes
    CLO1-12

    Discussed cause and effect, development stages, and free of content mistakes. 

    Shows concept complexity, but makes 1-2 content mistakes or fails to discuss cause-effect.

    3 content mistakes or no analysis.

    Analysis could have been written before IC course.

    Evaluation Outcomes Outcomes
    CLO 1-12

    Discussed communication success, good-bad evaluation, and how to fix problems.

    Lacks success discussion or research-based improvement strategies, but contains evaluation.

    No success and no improvement discussion, has evaluation of communication.

    Evaluation could have been written before IC course.

    Concepts Outcome


    CLO 1-12

    Discussed 9 or more IC concepts in own words. 

    Discussed 6-8 IC concepts in own words. 

    Discussed less than 6 IC concepts in own words or used textbook only to describe.

    Discussed concepts irrelevant to IC or not from communication studies. 

    Application Outcomes
    Outcomes
    CLO 1-12

    Discussed multiple change strategies, no errors.

    Discussed multiple change strategies, with 1-2 errors.

    Discussed ineffective change strategies, not supported in the field of communication studies.

    Application could have been written before IC course.

    Critical Literacy
    Outcomes
     

    At least 4 IC related CA evidence in reference list of different kinds. Including text, journal entry and at least one prior assignment.

    Makes sense and included at least 3 IC related CA evidence in reference list of different kinds (journal articles, IC textbooks).

    Not all sources are IC related CA evidence, or lack peer-reviewed journal articles, or lack textbook.

    No reference list, or used Internet/popular press sources, or could have been written before IC.

    Grading:

    90 - 100%      A

    80 - 89.99%   B

    70 - 79.99%   C

    60 - 69.99%   D

    0 - 59.99%     F    
     
    Course Total Points:  530

    Homework/Written Work-23%
    Homework Assignments Week 1, 2, 3, 6 & 8 (5 @ 25 points)

    Core Assessment Portfolio-30%
    -Interpersonal Communication Report (1 @ 100 points) Week 7
    -Weekly Journal Entries Week 1-6 (6 @ 6 points)
    -Interpersonal Communication Report Outline Week 5 (1 @ 25 points)

    Class Participation/Discussion-20%
    Individual Discussion Weeks 1-8 (8 @ 10 points)
    Team Discussion Weeks 5-7 (3 @ 8 points)

    Examinations and Tests-27%
    -Progress Check 1 and 2 (1 @ 25 and 1 at 35 points) or 60 pts
    -Final Examination (1 @80 points)

    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.   PLEASE NOTE:  If you know that you will be unable to submit the homework on time, you MUST email me at priscilla.richer@park.edu  and let me know BEFORE THE ACTUAL DUE DATE.  I will be able to determine the length of the extension at that time and have it 'in writing'.

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:

    The Department of Communication expects students to behave in ways consistent with the program goals.

    Professionalism:  Be present and actively engaged in the course, be on time, submit work on time.
    Intercultural Sensitivity:  Respect others and value diversity.
    Critical Thinking:  Conduct effective research, analysis, evaluation, and application.
    Ethics:  Be honest, credit the works or others whether paraphrasing or quoting.
    Free Speech:  Respect the opinions and rights of everyone in the course.
    Symbolic Acuity:  Employ effective writing, speaking, and listening skills.
     
    PARTICIPATION:   Active participation in the classroom is a MANDATORY requirement.  The instructor will review and participation in "DISCUSSION" as well as "JUST 4 FUN" and SUPPLEMENTARY" areas.  Students are expected to actively participate in the "DISCUSSION" area.  By activity, it means that you will be awarded points based on your initial post (thread) and any subsequent posts illustrating clear interaction with other students.  Your initial  response to the question must be thorough.  You may earn up to 7 points for your answer and you may earn up to 3 additional points for providing feedback to 3 of your peers throughout the week.  To earn the additional points, you must post comments to at least 3 other students per week in the "Discussion" folder.  This requirement is designed to generate further discussion, to offer feedback to class members and to further explore concepts.  The instructor will review and assess participation statistics through the gradebook and the eCollege platform.
     
    TEAM ASSIGNMENT PARTICIPATION:  You will be assigned to a team in week 4 of the course.  Throughout weeks 5-7, you will be required to actively contribute to a team discussion.  Your task will be to discuss controversial issues as a team.  Your goal is to express your personal values in regard to the issue.  You should respond to the question yourself and to respond to at least 5 peer posts throughout the week.  You will need to ask specific questions about your peers  stance, offer support, or defend your position on the issue.

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

     

    Week 1: Unit Overview: The first chapter of the book provides you with the “Foundations of Interpersonal Communication.” Here we will explore the nature and importance of interpersonal communication and its fundamental concepts. In chapter two, “Culture and Interpersonal Communication,” we will look at the central role of culture in all aspects of interpersonal communication, understand the importance and aims of a cultural perspective, understand how cultures differ and consider the nature and principles of interpersonal communication.
     
    Learning Outcomes Addressed: 1, 5, 8 and 12.
    Reading Assignment: Chapters 1-2
    Visit the "Introduction" area where you will introduce your self and greet other course members.  Feel free to post a photo as well.
    Homework 1: Prepare a 1-2 page paper that reviews one of your interpersonal relationships. Briefly describe the relationship, determine if the relationship is symmetrical or complimentary and then explain why you see it as such.  Please provide at least one example in your explanation.  Submit your assignment to the dropbox.  Papers should be double spaced, and 1" margins, submitted in Word 97-2003 to the dropbox.
    Just 4 Fun: Complete the activity and share your thoughts and comments on this activity in this folder. Discussion: This week’s discussion topic is cross cultural sensitivity. Remember, discussion and other activities will help to determine your participation points for this course.
    Journal: Post your first and second journal entries to the "dropbox – Journal.” Please label each journal separately and remember, do not mark the entry as private.

    Week 2: Unit Overview: Chapter three will address “Perception and the Self in Interpersonal Communication.” This chapter will discuss the basic dimensions of the self, the nature and principles of perception, impression formation and impression management. Chapter four, “Listening in Interpersonal Communication,” considers the importance of listening, the process of listening, listening barriers, the role of culture and gender in listening and styles of effective listening.
    Learning Outcomes Addressed: 2, 3, 4 and 8.
    Reading Assignment: Chapters 3-4
    Homework 2: Prepare a 1-2 page review on the article of your choice.  The article should be related to some aspect of Interpersonal Communication and should have been published within the last 2 years. Submit your assignment to the dropbox.
    Just 4 Fun: Complete the activity and share your thoughts and comments on this activity in the folder.
    Discussion: This week’s discussion will focus on "Know Your Generation Gap."
    Journal:   Post your third and fourth journal entries to the “dropbox-Journal.”
    Review the "Guidelines" folder for detailed instructions for the week 5 and 7 assignment.
    Proctor Request: Complete instructions for the proctor form can be found on your homepage at www.parkonline.org scroll down to just below your course information. Submit your proctor request through the online system. If you need assistance please feel free to call me or email me.

    Week 3: Unit Overview: We will now begin Part 2 of the text and our focus turns to Messages: Verbal and Nonverbal. Chapter five, “Verbal Messages,” focuses on the verbal message system, identifying the major principles of verbal messages and offering guidelines for making language more accurate, more logical and more effective. Chapter six, “Nonverbal Messages,” covers the major nonverbal channels and the research on nonverbal communication functions and examines the influence of culture on all aspects of nonverbal communication. 
    Learning Outcomes Addressed: 6 and 7.
    Reading Assignment: Chapters 5 - 6
    Homework 3: Prepare a 1-2 page paper on gender differences in regard to verbal and nonverbal communication. You may use one of your interpersonal relationships to provide examples. In your paper, identify the relationship, discuss differences, and provide an example of how verbal or nonverbal communication affects your relationship. Offer a suggestion as to how you can improve verbal/nonverbal communication within the relationship. Submit your paper to the dropbox.
    Just 4 Fun: Complete the activity and share your thoughts and comments on this activity in the folder.
    Discussion: This week’s discussion topic is “Communication Between Men and Women.”
    Journal:   Post your fifth and sixth journal entries to the “dropbox-Journal.”
    Proctor Request: If you have not submitted your proctor form, please try to do so this week. Remember, if you are having difficulty finding a suitable proctor, refer to the student handbook or find complete instructions for the proctor form on your homepage at www.parkonline.org scroll down to just below your course information.

    Week 4, Unit OverviewChapter seven, “Emotional Messages,” explains the basic principle of emotions and emotional messages, the major obstacles to communicating emotions and the skills for both expressing emotions and responding to the emotions of others. Chapter eight, “Conversational Messages,” brings the material on messages together in an examination of the conversation process, then considers how conversation works, how it can be managed, the nature and role of self-disclosure, organizational conversations, and how conversational problems can be prevented and repaired. 
    Learning Outcomes Addressed: 4, 5 and 12.
    Reading Assignment:  Chapters 7 – 8
    Homework 4: Complete Progress Check 1, an open book assessment to help test your knowledge of the chapters we have covered so far in the course.
    Just 4 Fun: Complete the activity and share your thoughts and comments on this activity in the folder.
    Discussion: This week’s discussion topic is “Men Talk Just as Much as Women.”
    Journal:   Post your seventh and eighth journal entries to the “dropbox-Journal.”
    Proctor Request: If you have not submitted your proctor form, please try to do so this week. Remember, if you are having difficulty finding a suitable proctor, refer to the student handbook or find complete instructions for the proctor form on your homepage at www.parkonline.org scroll down to just below your course information.
    Team Discussion:  Visit the team discussion folder and identify which team you will be on. Introduce yourself in the designated team area by clicking on the dropdown arrow. Use your team area to select a facilitator and then to choose 3 questions from the list provided, that your team will discuss in weeks 5-7.  

    Week 5: Unit Overview:  Welcome to Part III of the text. In this section, “Interpersonal Relationships: Stages and Theories.” Chapter 9 will introduce the characteristics of interpersonal relationships, the stages relationships may pass through and some of the major theories explaining how relationships work. Chapter 10, “Interpersonal Relationships: Development and Deterioration,” traces the stages of relationships and the research and theory relevant to each of the stages of development, of relationships and the research and theory relevant to each of the stages: development, maintenance, deterioration, repair and dissolution.
    Learning Objectives Addressed: 8, 9 and 10.
    Reading Assignment:  Chapters 9 – 10
    Homework 5: Prepare your outline for the Interpersonal Communication Report. Specific instructions and guidelines will be posted in this week’s folder.
    Just 4 Fun: Complete the activity and share your thoughts and comments on this activity in the folder.
    Discussion: This week’s discussion topic is “The Power of Words" by Rebecca Morgan.”
    Journal:   Post your seventh and eighth journal entries to the “dropbox-Journal.”
    Proctor Request: If you have not submitted your proctor form, please try to do so this week. Remember, if you are having difficulty finding a suitable proctor, refer to the student handbook or find complete instructions for the proctor form on your homepage at www.parkonline.org scroll down to just below your course information.
    Team Discussion:  Visit the team discussion folder and post your initial response to this week’s discussion question before Tuesday of this week. Revisit the discussion area throughout the week and post a minimum of 5 responses to your peers.  
    Grades Check: Please review your grades this week and let me know if everything is up to date.
     
    Week 6: Unit Overview:   Chapter 11 covers “Interpersonal Relationship Types: Friendship, Love, Family, and Workplace.” The chapter discusses the major types of interpersonal relationships and especially the role of interpersonal communication in forming and in maintaining these relationships. Chapter 12, “Interpersonal Conflict and Conflict Management,: covers the principles of interpersonal conflict, the stages people go through in resolving or managing conflict and the strategies that can aid in more effective conflict management.
    Learning Outcomes Addressed: 8, 10 and 11.
    Reading Assignment:   Chapters 11 - 12
    Homework 6: Prepare a 1 – 2 page paper on your own stages of relationship development. Explain each stage and then summarize the value in understanding your own model. You may base your model on the development of a friendship, personal or professional relationship. Submit your paper to the dropbox.
    Just 4 Fun: Complete the activity and share your thoughts and comments on this activity in the folder.
    Discussion: This week’s discussion topic is “Conflict.”
    Journal:   Post your ninth and tenth journal entries to the “dropbox-Journal.”
    Proctor Request: This is your last week to submit your proctor form. You must have an accepted proctor in the Park University Proctor system in order for your final examination to be delivered.  Remember, if you are having difficulty finding a suitable proctor, refer to the student handbook or find complete instructions for the proctor form on your homepage at www.parkonline.org scroll down to just below your course information.
    Team Discussion:  Visit the team discussion folder and post your initial response to this week’s discussion question before Tuesday of this week. Revisit the discussion area throughout the week and post a minimum of 5 responses to your peers.  

    Week 7: Unit Overview: During Week 7 we will focus on “Interpersonal Power and Influence.” In this last chapter we will cover the principles of power and influence; relationship power, personal power, and message power; and the misuse of power (as in sexual harassment and power plays.)
    Learning Outcomes Addressed: 2, 3, 10 and 12.
    Reading Assignment:   Chapter 13
    Homework 7: Complete Progress Check 2, an open book assessment to help test your knowledge of the chapters we have covered in the second half of the course. Submit your test as early in the week as possible. You will need graded Progress Check 1 and Progress Check 2 to help you study for the final examination.
    Core Assessment Portfolio: Submit your completed Core Assessment Portfolio to the dropbox. Remember, the paper should be presented in MLA format and should include a cover sheet, the Interpersonal Communication Report and the Works Cited. 
    Just 4 Fun:
     Complete the activity and share your thoughts and comments on this activity in the folder.
    Discussion: This week’s discussion topic is "Power.”
    Journal:   Post an extra credit journal entry to the “dropbox-Journal.”
    Team Discussion:  Visit the team discussion folder and post your initial response to the third and final team discussion question before Tuesday of this week. Revisit the discussion area throughout the week and post a minimum of 5 responses to your peers.  

    Week 8: Unit Overview:   This week we will summarize the course and close out all discussions.
    Homework 8: Prepare a 1- page summary on the team discussion experience. The paper should include your opinion as to your team experience.  Please submit your paper to the dropbox no later than WEDNESDAY of this week.
    Just 4 Fun: Complete the activity and share your thoughts and comments on this activity in the folder.
    Course Survey:  Please remember to complete the course survey located at Park: Survey
    Discussion: This week’s discussion topic is “Take Aways.”
    Final Examination: Students will take the final examination on the scheduled date and time with the accepted test proctor. 

    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.

     

    1. How well did everyone communicate?
    2. Who was the person/persons that provided a lot of information for others to ponder and respond to?
    3. Who was the most positive in their weekly communication posts?
    4. Who was the most negative in their weekly communication posts?
    5. Did you feel that all ideas were fairly disclosed/described in each of the three discussions?
    6. Which topic do you believe the team had a hard time discussing?  Why do you believe it posed such a problem?
    7. Did you observe any conflict between any of the team members?
    8. Out of the three topics, which did you feel was the easier of the three to discuss and why?
    9. What did you learn during this assignment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Rubric

    CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
    Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
    Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    Portfolio assignments synthesize information from the text and more than three additional sources. Portfolio assignments synthesize information from text and at least three additional sources. Portfolio assignments synthesize information from one to two sources and the text. Portfolio assignments show no evidence of additional sources. 
    Analysis Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Outcomes
    CLO1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    Portfolio assignments analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the assignment and identify motives and causes behind the communication. Portfolio assignments analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the work. Portfolio assignments fail to analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the work or have more than two factual errors. Portfolio assignments fail to analyze stages/elements of communication concepts. 
    Evaluation Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    Outcomes
    CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Portfolio assignments evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation in terms of successfulness and usefulness and offers suggestions for improvement of strategy selection. Portfolio assignments evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation in terms of successfulness and usefulness. Portfolio assignments only evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation  in terms of successfulness OR usefulness OR have more than two factual errors. Portfolio assignments fail to evaluate communication strategies. 
    Terminology  Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
    Outcomes
    CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of more than eight concepts/terms associated with interpersonal communication. Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of six to eight concepts/terms associated with interpersonal communication. Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of fewer than six concepts/terms associated with interpersonal communication or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to demonstrate the student's ability to use the  terminology of interpersonal communication. 
    Concepts Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Outcomes
    CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Portfolio defines more than eight concepts associated with interpersonal communication in the student's own words. Portfolio defines eight communication concepts in the student's own words. Portfolio relies on textbook definitions of communication concepts, or defines fewer than eight concepts in the student's own words, or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to define communication concepts. 
    Application Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
    Outcomes
    CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Portfolio applies more than eight learned concepts to a given communication situation and explains the elements that need to be altered for communication to be more effective.

     
    Portfolio applies eight learned concepts to a given communication situation. Portfolio applies fewer than eight concepts to a given communication situation, or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to apply learned concepts to a given communication situation. 
    Whole Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    Outcomes
    CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of more than eight of the competencies with no more than one to three errors in writing conventions. The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of eight of the competencies with no more than three to six errors in writing conventions. The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of seven or fewer competencies with no more than six to eight errors in writing conventions. Portfolio fails to demonstrate the student's achievement of  competencies and includes more than eight errors in writing conventions. 
    Component Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Outcomes
    CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's integration and mastery of multiple objectives beyond what was necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's partial mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio do not demonstrate the student's mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. 
    Values Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
    Outcomes
    CLO 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    The portfolio demonstrates the student's understanding of intercultural differences in communication and illustrates multiple strategies for dealing with these differences. The portfolio demonstrates the student's understanding of intercultural differences in communication and illustrates a single strategy for dealing with difference. The portfolio demonstrates only partial understanding of intercultural differences in communication. The portfolio does not demonstrate understanding of intercultural differences in communication. 
    Critical Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    Portfolio demonstrates the ability to write a clear paper using more than three library resources of different types (journal articles, books, etc.). Portfolio demonstrates the ability to write a clear paper using at least three library resources of different types (journal articles, books, etc.). Portfolio components/assignments lack the required sources, use internet sources, or the writing in the assignments is unclear. Portfolio components/assignments use no sources and the writing in the assignments is unclear. 

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