CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
FA 2010 HOC
Adjunct Instructor of Communication Arts
M.A. Communication and LeadershipB.A. w/ Honors in Psychology
Aug. 17 - Dec. 3
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Textbook: Interpersonal Communication: The Whole Story by Kory Floyd. ISBN#: 978-0-07-340664-0
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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: All assignment details will be given during class.
Weekly Participation - including discussions, reflections, and other minor assignments.
Midterm and Final exams
Exams - 200 points (50pts. Each exam)
Four tests will be given.
Mid-term (Exam 2)
Final (Exam 4)
Term Project - 100 pts.
A researched term paper will be completed to fulfill this assignment.
Term Project Oral Component - 20 points
You will present your term paper in an informal oral presentation to the class.
Written Assignments - 120 points
Two papers at 40 points each are assigned to help you process and clarify the information covered and to help judge your understanding and ability to apply knowledge of interpersonal concepts.
Two assignments worth 20 points each, designed to develop student knowledge of APA writing style and preparation for term paper.
Participation - 160 points
One of the most important areas of evaluation is the student's participation in classroom activities. Each student is expected to participate actively in classroom discussions, exercises, and to present actively his/her ideas and opinions. Active participation is defined as both listening and contributing ones' ideas, thoughts, feelings, beliefs, etc. to the discussion. It includes participation in and completion of in-class discussions, activities and exercises. These activities will involve both individual and group work. Missed participation points cannot be made up. That means if you are not in class to complete an in-class activity, you cannot earn those participation points for that day.
Oral presentation for research paper
A = 90 -100% Represents work which is outstanding, far above the minimum requirements necessary for completing this course/assignment.
B = 80 - 89%Represents work which is significantly above the minimum requirements necessary for completing this course/assignment.
C = 70 - 79%Represents work which meets the basic course/assignment requirements.
D = 60 - 69%Represents work which is worthy of credit even though it does not fully meet all of the basic course/assignment requirements.
F = below 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: All course work is expected to be done on time. Instructors may allow students with prior knowledge of upcoming absences to complete work before that absence. At the instructor's discretion, students may be allowed to makeup work missed. No in class work (participation points can be made up). Late work will be penalized 5% each day it is late.
Make-up tests, if allowed for emergency purposes only, will be taken in the Testing Center in the third floor of the student center. Tests must be taken before the next class period.
If you know of an impending absence, it is your responsibility to notify me in advance and make arrangements to complete assignments ahead of time. I understand that computers crash and printers stop working. However, these are not acceptable excuses for turning in assignments late. You should complete your work early enough so that you can correct any problems that may arise as you attempt to print or type.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. No text messaging in class.
2. Phone can be on, but only on silent (not vibrate).
3. You may not use your phone during class.
If you are texting in class, you will be asked to stop and turn your phone off. If you are texting a second time your phone will be taken until the end of class.
If your phone goes off during class, you will be asked to turn your phone off.
Laptops and electronic Devices:
You may bring laptops to class, but they are to be used only for work in interpersonal communication.
ADDITIONAL TIPS AND GUIDELINES:
1. COMMUNICATE WITH ME: Although you see me every day we meet as a class, it’s hard to interact with all of you on an interpersonal level or offer a lot of personal attention in class. Hence, as a general rule of thumb, PLEASE come and see me outside of class and let me know how things are going. I tend to be understanding if you talk with me about problems, concerns, issues, etc. BEFORE they reach crisis stage. So please, come and see me. Email is a good way to keep up with me.
2. SCHEDULE CHANGES: I will try my best to maintain the course schedule, although sometimes it will be necessary to make changes. You will be responsible for all changes announced in class.
3. PARTICIPATION: This is a communication course, and you are expected to communicate. Classroom discussion is encouraged, however that discussion should be orderly and to the class, instead of between fellow students. Some courses require little participation by students orally—this is not one of those classes. While I will lecture on relevant material I will also often call on students for opinions, encourage class discussions, and facilitate small group work. I realize talking in class is difficult for some students, but one goal of a communication course is to learn to feel comfortable communicating. Likewise, some students love to talk and I appreciate their ability to get discussion going, but please remember to allow, and encourage, everyone in the class a chance to participate.
If you love to talk, I may ask you privately to give others a chance to participate.
4. RESPECT. While I believe in freedom of speech, I do not believe in language that demeans or otherwise is harmful to individuals or groups. In this class we will respect diverse ideas, experiences, values and communication styles. All comments deserve and will receive respectful hearings. You are not pressured to agree with everything others say. Rather, you need to respect what others say, and their right to say it.
5. READINGS: Keeping up with the readings in this class will no doubt enhance your success in this class and your progress toward a more complete understanding of communication concepts. I expect that you will have read the assigned material before you arrive in class each day and will be prepared to participate in class discussion regarding that material. I reserve the right to return papers, upgraded and with a late penalty, that do not reflect a commitment to college level writing. Your written work will be judged on clarity of content and ability to express ideas, and where appropriate, feelings. In all cases where writing is involved, you will be expected to use proper English writing skills. Points will be deducted for poor grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. All papers must be typewritten or word processed. Multiple pages must be stapled at the upper left-hand corner only. Please do not use folders or notebooks. I do not bring a stapler to class--please buy your own or locate another one you can use. You should keep a hard copy or disk copy of your ungraded work just in case something happens to your original.
Introduction to Interpersonal communication
Types of Communication
APA Style Work sheet
Communication and Self
NO CLASS LABOR DAY
Analysis Paper 1
Term Paper Proposal
Analysis Paper 2
Final Presentations and exam TBA
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Last Updated:8/9/2010 10:06:05 AM