CA 348 Theories of Communication
F2T 2011 DL
Priscilla R. Richer, DRT
Senior Adjunct Instructor
Bachelor of ArtsMaster of Arts
10/17/11 - 12/11/11
Anytime students want to access the class
None, although students are typically juniors pursuing a communication arts major or minor, or leadership minor,
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: As a communication major, I have seen the importance of communication in our society take hold. It is important that communication student understand the value of communication, and through this class, students will be able to gain an appreciation for the communication in its history and development and its importance in our society. You will learn how to answer your own questions about communication by using high quality databases, especially Ebsco Host's Communication and Mass Media Complete. In addition, this course will be the first step in completing the Organizational Communication senior project for communication majors.
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Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93Use YOUR OWN WORDS in everything you write or present in this course.
EVERY ASSIGNMENT NEEDS TO BE ORIGINAL WORK PREPARED BY THE STUDENT ONLY FOR THIS COURSE.
Be Responsible: When conducting research and preparing assignments, take precise, correct, and careful notes. Use your own words by paraphrasing, but remember to record a reference listing of the source your will use. Any notes where you copy the words of others need to be indicated by quotation marks and references so you remember the source. If you are unsure, go back and look it up.
WHAT IS UNETHICAL STUDENT BEHAVIOR?
Plagiarism in this course is failure to use APA style by crediting the source of ideas or information.
Some examples of plagiarism include the following:
1. Using words from a journal article without using quotation marks.
2. Using a review of literature information from a journal article without indicating that you are citing the secondary source. You should look it up in the original source---primary source--if you plan to use the information.
3. Failing to use quotation marks when providing a direct quotation.
4. Failing to cite and reference the source of parphrased ideas.
5. Using part of all of an assignment turned in previously in another course.
6. Using part of all of an assignment written by another student or someone else.
7. Copying cited text without using quotation marks for the real author's words.
8. Using a "service" that provides student assignments.
9. Using material taken from the Internet.
Academic dishonesty includes unethical behavior, such as falsification of data.
Some examples of unethical research or writing include the following:
1. Taking any material---even a sentence---directly from another source without using quotation marks.
2. Quoting more than 200 words from a single source, even when using quotation marks, a citation, and reference listing.
3. Quoting an author's abstract or other published words in a review of literature.
Under Park University policy, academic dishonesty can result in a failing grade for the assignment, course, or expulsion. Previously, in some communication courses, students have earned an "F" for assignments that appear to be plagiarized or an "F" in the course when a section of the major course assignment (core assessment) appears to be plagiarized.
Faculty may use plagiarism detection software to determine whether the content can be found through the Internet, published sources, or in an assignment submitted by another student at another university. Any student who duplicates content---as identified by Turnitin software--withouth direct quotation marks and proper citation should expect a course grade of "F."
The Style Manual forthe Communication Studies is APA (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Read and know know American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Requirements for this program:
Expectations of ethical behaviors pp. 11-20.
Compliance checklist p. 20.
Complying with Ethical, Legal, and Policy Requirements, pp 231-236.
Crediting Sources pp. 169-174.
Self-plagiarism pp. 16, 29, 170
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically-related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Excamples of academically-related activities include, but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course-related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog, Pg 96.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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