CA 301 Interpersonal Communication II
SP 2012 HO
Norris, Virgil "Rusty"
Senior Instructor of Communication Arts/Adjunct Faculty
MA: Communication & Leadership (in progress), Park UniversityMLA: Social Science concentration, Baker UniversityBA: Liberal Arts, Park University
Before and after class, or by appointment
January 16 - May 11, 2012
10:00 - 10:50 AM
CA104 Interpersonal Communication I
Textbook: Braithwaite, D. O. & Wood, J. T. (2011). Casing Interpersonal Communication: Case Studies in Personal and Social Relationships. ISBN: 978-0-7575-7273-9.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Any textbook from Interpersonal Communication I will be helpful to you throughout the course.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Minimum Requirements: The core assessment for CA301 Interpersonal II will be a portfolio which
-Includes a variety of student assignments designed to show student mastery of at least eight (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course.
-Includes an eight to ten-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of eight sources.
-Includes at least one assignment that requires students to analyze the communication in a relationship (a case study of real or simulated interpersonal communication).
-Includes at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural differences in values and communication and how that affects relationships.
-Includes at least one assignment assessing their own communication strengths and weaknesses and develop action plans to improve weak areas.
-Includes tests to illustrate knowledge of the philosophical roots of communication and the history of the field.
-Must not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain work done as the semester progress, such as journals.
-Emphasizes activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
-Must be transmitted to the instructor in electronic form.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Discussion & Participation. (20 points per week for 15 weeks.) 300 points total.
Active participation in class discussions, exercises, and projects. This includes being continually present from the
start of each class until the class is dismissed by the instructor. Consideration will be given to quantity and quality
of involvement and demonstrated attitude toward learning.
Theory Summations. (5 @ 80 points each.) 400 points total.
Each summation will cover a specific interpersonal communication theory related to the focus of the class. Summations will consist of:
Grading: A = 90-100% (900-1000 points)
B = 80-89% (800-899 points)
C = 70-79% (700-799 points)
D = 60-69% (600-699 points)
F = 59% or less (0-599 points)
Total Points: 1000
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late
submissions will not be accepted unless arranged in advance or because of
Make-up assignments for participation points will be accepted for excused
absences only. Missed assignments must be made up within one week of the
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All communication devices must be turned off, or set on silent, during the class session. No phone calls or text
messages are to be sent or received without my permission.
If you are expecting an important message, notify me in advance. You must have permission from me to answer
messages during class.
CAUTION: If I see a cell phone in your hand during class, without prior permission from me, you will lose all
participation points for the day.
Respect for every member of the class must be maintained at all times. This includes respecting the confidences of
members of the class who may share personal information during exercises or discussions.
Disagreements are natural and may occur, but respect must still be maintained.
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***
NOTE: All suspected incidents of academic dishonesty will be examined closely. Penalties will reflect the severity of the infraction, including the potential for failing the course.
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 93***
NOTE: All suspected incidents of plagiarism will be examined closely. Penalties will reflect the severity of the infraction, including the potential for failing the course.
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
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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