CA 105 Intro to Human Communication
S1B 2011 BL
Bachelor of Arts, Electronic Media-The University of Texas-El PasoMaster of Arts, Communication-The University of Texas-El Paso
January 10, 2011-March 6, 2011
8:00 - 1:00 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Handouts to be distributed by instructor.
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Instructor Learning Outcomes
There are 1,000 points possible in the class.
Tests: (20% or 200 points) There will be a comprehensive final. You will receive the essay questions in advance. Work through your essays in advance but at the time of the test, you will not be able to use notes or your book.
Written Work: (20% or 200 points) Written work will include worksheets, exercises, outlines, critiques, and a journal. The journal is worth 100 points. There will be 80 points for activities completed in class and worksheets.
Speech Prep: (5%) Planning documents done prior to each major speech, and a self-evaluation done after each major speech will be worth 16 points each for a total of 50 points.
Core assessment: (20% or 200 points) Core assessment will be a paper analyzing the student’s communication efforts across contexts. Paper must include a discussion of small group, interpersonal and intercultural communication, and public speaking. Paper must make reference to communication concepts. Paper must be accompanied by recorded speech and by documentation of at least three different communication situations in a variety of contexts. Documentation may be in the form of reflective journals, letters from others, videos, etc. The core assessment is worth 200 points.
Late Submission of Course Materials: All coursework must be submitted on dates indicated, to include examinations. Late submissions will be handled on a case by case basis, along with associated penalties.
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 pt 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 you/we experience computer failure
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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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