Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.CourseCA 348 Theories of CommunicationSemesterS1F 2012 QUFacultyTownley, Randolph M.TitleAdjunct Faculty, CommunicationDegrees/CertificatesM.A. Communication Arts: Communication Studies & Computer Mediated CommunicationB.A. Communication Arts: Journalism & BroadcastingOther Phone703-655-4323E-Mailrandolph.firstname.lastname@example.orgSemester DatesJanuary 10, 2012 to Sunday, March 11, 2012Class DaysTuesdayClass Time5:30 - 10:50 PMCredit Hours3Textbook: REQUIRED:
Wood, J.T. (2004) Communication theories in action: An introduction (3rd or most recent ed.)., Belmont, CA; Wadsworth.
ISBN: -10: 0534566391
ISBN: -13: 978-0534566395
Neuman, W. Russell (Editor) (2010) Media, Technology, and Society: Theories of Media Evolution (Digital Culture Books)., University of Michigan Press, Michigan.
ISBN: -10: 0472050826
ISBN: -13: 978-0472050826
Available online: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.8232214.0001.001
AND REQUIRED FOR THE TERM PAPER ASSIGNMENT:
American Psychological Association (APA). (2010). Publication manual (6th ed.). American Psychological Association.Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources: Companion Site (Textbook) http://www.wadsworth.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?fid=M20b&product_isbn_issn=9780534566395&discipline_number=48
Link to purchase second required reading (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=0472050826&hl=en&prmd=imvns&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=699&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=9965096108069587409&sa=X&ei=kGP-TsT8LOHu0gHZ8LziDA&ved=0CEUQgggwAA)McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/Course Description: CA348 Theories of Communication - The study of communication theories with emphasis on peoples interactions with the media and one another. The course focuses on how communication affects human attitudes and behavior. Includes a review of media influence in the individual, social and political arenas. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy: Through lectures, required readings, quizzes, exams, interactions, web-based content, etc., we will work together explore ideas and issues in order to arrive at the foundation of communication theories for research in communication studies. Instructor Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, you will be able to understand, critique, and apply communication theories to everyday situations, analyze communication processes in regards to communication theories, successfully apply communication theories to critique communication processes, report increased self-understanding and confidence in human interactions; communicate ideas with fluency and rhetorical sensitivity; apply nonverbal communication theory in communicating and evaluating messages; use critical thinking to understand and resolve issues; demonstrate principles of organization and synthesis of information; adapt messages and behaviors to different communication situations; employ internal and external dialog to respond to messages; demonstrate respect for cultural and social diversity; understand the responsibilities associated with freedom of speech; and demonstrate awareness of historical, cultural and social traditions which influence communication events.Class Assessment:
Areas of Assessment
Percent of Grade
CA 348 Theories of Communication
S1F 2012 QU
Townley, Randolph M.
Adjunct Faculty, Communication
M.A. Communication Arts: Communication Studies & Computer Mediated CommunicationB.A. Communication Arts: Journalism & Broadcasting
January 10, 2012 to Sunday, March 11, 2012
5:30 - 10:50 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Companion Site (Textbook) http://www.wadsworth.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?fid=M20b&product_isbn_issn=9780534566395&discipline_number=48
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Each week, discussion question(s) will be posted at the accompanying e-college site through my.park.edu. Each student needs to respond to the question with a well thought out response. In addition to responding to the discussion, each class member needs to interact and comment on each other class member's original response to the question.
1) Well thought out response to discussion topic
2) Meaningful interaction on other class member's responses.
Each week (2 through 7) we'll have a quiz that assesses your ability to understand the material that you prepared by reading for the week.
2 FILM CRITIQUES
Students will watch a movie/documentary and will write the answers to a list of questions based on the information in the film. This is an application exam; students must be able to critically analyze the film in regards to communication concepts and write answers to the questions. Student's must identify the movie and get it approved prior to writing the critique.
Your research paper will be submitted week 7. DO NOT wait until the last minute. In fact, there are two other assignments called "Paper Check Point" where you'll be required to provide a status on where you are as shown in the next section.
Paper Checkpoint 1
Week 3, provide the topic for your paper and an abstract of your paper.
Paper Check point 2
Week 6, provide your rough draft of your paper so I can provide feedback and offer you some suggestions for completion.
The final exam will test your ability to understand the concepts of theories of communication learned through the course.
Typically, final grades are earned according to the following scale:
A = 900-1000
B = 800-899
C = 700-799
D = 600-699
F = 599 or below
1000 points = 100%
Late Submission of Course Materials: BE ON TIME. Please read this information http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html#BE_ON_TIME
Late submissions will be reduced to one lower letter grade. (e.g., A- to B-). No credit will be given if late more than 3 days.
It is better to have submitted something, rather than nothing. This goes for daily/weekly online postings. Because we meet once per week, these are extremely important and very valuable interactions that are necessary for us to stay on track for our learning objectives.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please see http://onlineacademics.org/Guidelines.html
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 93
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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