CA 348 Theories of Communication
SP 2011 HO
Doctorate in Higher Education and CommunicationMA in Speech. MA in Curriculum and LeadershipBA in Communication Theory
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9:00 - 9:50 AM
Textbook: Communication Theories in Action: An Introduction, 3rd Edition, by Julia T. Wood
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Educational Philosophy: http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#PHILOSOPHY
Class Assessment: For detailed information about each assignment and grading rubrics, see Doc Sharing powerpoints and handouts in eCompanion.
45% In-class learning, quizzes, group, and research activities
25% Project, speech with PowerPoint
10% Individual theory presentations with PowerPoint
20% Final Exam
Typically, I put assignment weights and grade in eCompanion so you can receive feedback along the way. Click the blue link for additional feedback.
Feedback. Give me a week to read assignments. I usually post grades within one week of the due date.
There are 100 points possible in the course. 100% = 100 points. A typical way of approaching grading is to use percentages.
90-100 = A
80-89.99 = B
70-79.99 = C
60-69.99 = D
Below 60 = F
R=Revised (Points equaling 70%). Please revise your assignment by incorporating suggestions from my feedback. There will be no penalty for revising work, which can be used to raise your grade. The objective is to correct errors and improve your work to exemplary quality.
If I make a mistake against you or you are concerned about your grade, talk to me privately in my office before or after class. Because of the lack of security, EMAIL IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR DISCUSSING GRADES.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
BE ON TIME. In class activities cannot be made up because they happen in class. A late major assignment is due one week from the original date along with a brief research paper on the meaning of time as communication in the US culture. http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#BE_ON_TIME
IF LATE TO CLASS, PLEASE WAIT OUTSIDE DURING STUDENT PRESENTATIONS.
Otherwise, enter quietly if class has begun.
Role is taken during the first few minutes of class. If you're not there, you may be marked absent for the purposes of class participation points and attendance reporting to the University.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Be respectful in all aspects of the course. http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html
BE HONEST. Work needs to be original for this course. Cite and reference the source of information in speeches and papers. http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#HONEST_
DUE Reading & Projects
Read Chapter by MONDAY!
DUE Individual Presentation Friday
Read Chapter 1 by Friday
Part One: THINKING ABOUT COMMUNICATION THEORY.
Ch 1. Communication as a Field of Study.
Read Chapter 2 by Wednesday
Ch 2. Understanding Communication Theories.
Read Chapter 3 by Monday
Ch 3. Building and Testing Theory.
Functional Perspective on Group Decision Making
Read Chapter 4 by Monday
Part Two: COMMUNICATION THEORIES.
4. An Early Communication Theory.
Coordinated Management of Meaning
Read Chapter 5 by Monday
5. Theories about Symbolic Activity.
Communication Accommodation Theory
Face Negotiation Theory
Read Chapter 6 by Monday
6. Theories about Performance.
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Read Chapter 7 by Wed.
7. Theories about How People Construct Meaning.
Hiking—maps, backpack (Compass)
Symbolic Convergence Theory
Adaptive Structuration Theory
Read Chapter 8 by Monday
8. Theories of Interpersonal Dynamics.
Expectancy Violations Theory
Social Judgment Theory
Elaboration Likelihood Model
Read Chapter 9 by Monday
9. Theories about 9. Communication and the Evolution of Relationships.
The Interactional View
Social Penetration Theory
Uncertainty Reduction Theory
Social Information Processing Theory
Read Chapter 10 by Monday
10. Theories about Communication Communities.
Muted Group Theory
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Read Chapter 11 by Monday
11. Theories of Mass Communication.
Agenda Setting Theory
Spiral of Silence
Read Chapter 12 by Monday
12. Critical Communication Theories.
Cultural Approach to Organizations
Critical Theory of Communication in Organizations
Read Chapter by Monday
13. The Frontiers of Theory.
14. Communication Theories in Action: A Final Look. Theory Class
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
Work needs to be original for this course. Cite and reference the source of information in speeches and papers.
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
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Last Updated:11/16/2010 1:15:51 PM