CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
U1R 2011 SC
Deverman, Michelle L.
Adjunct Faculty Speech Communication
M.A. Speech Communication
Scott Education Center
Before or after class or by appointment
6 Jun 2011 to 31 Jul 2011
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Adler,R.B., Proctor,R.F.II (2011) LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN (13th ed.) Wadsworth ISBN-978-0-79621-3
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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:
1. Complete all reading assignments before class
2. Come to class prepared to participate in discussion of material
3. Keep a typewritten, communication journal (minimum of 4 paragraphs per week) in which the principles and concepts presented in the text are discussed within the context of students' own experience. For example, students could write about an expereince they had where metacommunication was helpful in resolving a conflict. Journals should explore concepts pertinent to the chapters of the text as we move through them.
4. Prepare a typewritten 1-2 page paper or other presentation illustrating intercultural communication concepts. Students may use media, artwork, poetry, music, etc., accompanied by a written explanation to complete this assignment.
5. Write a one page paper with observations and behavior descriptions that analyzes the nonverbal behavior of strangers.
6. Write a research paper analyzing an Interpersonal Communication concept that may not have been discussed in class. For example, Does birth order affect communiation; communication deception; making or breaking relationships, etc. Please clear your topic with your instructor before writing. The paper must utilize a minimum of 3 sources and should be a minimum of 5 typewritten pages. This paper should:
a. provide a synopsis of the concept
b. analyze and discuss source information and how it relates to the concept
c. identify fundamental elements of the communication process (i.e., self-concept, nonverbal communication, gender,
listening, etc.) and how they interact within the context of the concept.
d .Use behavioral descriptions to illustrate the concept.
7.Complete two short answer essay/multiple choice tests and a final
short answer essay/multiple choice midterm 20%
final exam 10%
participation in discussion 20%
one page nonverbal observation paper 10%
journals (5 total) 10%
Core Assment Portfolio:
intercultural project 10%
Interpersonal communication concept research paper 20%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late course work will result in a 10% deduction of points for each class period the assignment is late. Attendance and participation points can not be made up.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All communication devices must be turned off or set on silent. If you must answer a call, please leave the room as quietly as possible. Doing other things such as other coursework, reading non-class material, etc will result in an absence for that class day.
M- 6-6 CH I INTEPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
W- 6-8 CH 2 SELF-CONCEPT
M-6-13 CH 3 PERCEPTION/EMOTIONS
W-6-15 CH 4 Exam 1 TBA Journals 1 and 2 due by class. Must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
M-6-20 CH 5 LANGUAGE
W-6-22 CH 6 NONVERBAL
M- 7-11 CH 9 INTIMACY AND DISTANCE IN RELATIONAL COMM.
W - 7-13 CH 10 COMMUNICATION CLIMATES Intercultural project due. Students will present their projects in class on this day.
M-7-18 CH 11 CONFLICT
W- 7-20 CH 11 CONFLICT Journal 5 due, must be emailed to email@example.com
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