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CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
Ayers, JaneAnne


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.

Course

CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I

Semester

FA 2012 HOA

Faculty

Ayers, JaneAnne

Title

Adjunct Instructor of Communication Arts

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication - Northern Michigan University
Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership - Park University

Office Location

By Appointment

Office Hours

By Appointment

E-Mail

janeanne.belmore@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 20, 2012 - December 14, 2012

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

7:20 - 8:35 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Interpersonal Communication: The Whole Story by Kory Floyd. ISBN# 978-0-07-340675-6


Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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Course Description:
CA104 Interpersonal Communication I ( LE) (GE): An introduction to the knowledge and skills of interpersonal communication. The course content includes facilitation of more effective and supportive behavior, reduction of communication barriers and development of increased skill and confidence in relationships. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The Instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, exams, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the fundamental elements of the communication process.
  2. Illustrate how self-concept influences communication.
  3. Explain how perception affects communication.
  4. Demonstrate effective listening habits and skills.
  5. Explore why language can create communication problems.
  6. Illustrate why nonverbal cues can create communication problems.
  7. Contrast methods of resolving communication problems caused by verbal and nonverbal communication.
  8. Formulate personal strategies for developing effective intercultural communication.
  9. Describe theories of relationship development.
  10. Select appropriate strategies for maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships.
  11. Evaluate the effectiveness of methods of resolving conflict.
  12. Demonstrate how to develop a supportive communication climate.


Core Assessment:

Core Assessment Portfolio:  (20% to 30% of grade)  The Core Assessment Portfolio is a collection of student work.  The portfolio must not be assigned due before the last quarter of the course and should cover at least 8 (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course.  It should involve research and emphasize activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate effectively.  The rubric and core assessment project must be included in all syllabi.  The Core Assessment Portfolio should be transmitted to the instructor in electronic form preferably via email.

  Grading Criteria:

   90 - 100%   A

   80 -  89%   B

   70 -  79%   C

   60 -  69%   D

    0 -  59%   F    

Core Assessment Portfolio:

Minimum Requirements:  The core assessment for CA104 Interpersonal Communication 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 at least one four-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of three sources. 

-Includes at least one assignment that requires students to analyze their own communication behaviors or the communication behaviors of others.

-Includes at least one assignment that requires students to develop a mini-research project or a media or other creative work illustrating understanding of core concepts.

-Includes at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural differences in values and communication.

-Must not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain work done as the semester progress, such as journals.

-Contains no more than two previously graded assignments.

-Emphasizes activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate effectively. 

       -Must be transmitted to the instructor in electronic form.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Class assessment will be based on examinations, written work, class participation and discussion, and a core assessment portfolio.

Grading:
Participation - 25%

Class Participation: Points will be awarded each week for being present and contributing to class lectures and discussions. Total Points: 150

Group Project/Presentation: Each student will be expected to participate a group project presentation as assigned by the instructor.  Total Points: 100

Written Work - 25%
Book Exercises: Points will be awarded for completing assigned textbook exercises and being prepared to discuss them in class. Total Points: 150

Personal Response Papers: At least four response papers will be required throughout the semester on subjects as outlined by the instructor. Total Points: 100

Tests - 25%
Mid-Term Exam: This is a multiple choice and short answer in-class exam that will be given at mid-term week. Total Points: 100

Final Exam: A comprehensive Final Exam consisting of multiple choice, short answer, and essay questions will be administered during the scheduled Final Exam time for the course. Total Points: 150

Core Assessment Portfolio- 25%
Communication Quick Reference Guide: This group assignment will be a compilation of key information from each chapter. Details of the assignment will be provided by the instructor. Total Points: 150

Communication Is... Paper: A research paper in which you apply the material presented in class readings and lecture to your life and experiences - past, present, and future.  The paper will be a minimum 8 pages in length and must contain a minimum of 5 academic or professional sources other than the textbook. Details of the assignment will be provided by the instructor.  Total Points: 100

Grading Scale

900-1000 pts = A

800-899 pts = B

700-799 pts = C

600- 699 pts = D

0 - 599 pts = F    



Late Submission of Course Materials:
All work is expected to be completed on time. Assignments are to be delivered, hard-copy at the beginning of each class.


In the event of a sudden illness or emergency on the day an assignment is due, you must notify me via email, before the class meets. Assignments will be accepted for full credit no later than the beginning of the next class period.

If I do not receive notification prior to class of an impending absence, any assignments due that day will be considered late and no credit will be given for the assignment or that day's participation.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Late Arrivals: I will deduct half of that day's points from the participation grade of any student that is late to class more than once.

 
Communication Devices: All communication devices must be turned off, or set to silent, and put away during the class session. No phone calls or text messages are to be sent or received without the instructor's permission. If you are expecting an important message, you must notify the instructor in advance. You must have permission from the instructor to answer any messages during class.  I will deduct half of that day's participation grade if these guidelines are not followed.

Group Work: When an activity or assignment is designated as a group activity, collaboration is expected. When an activity is not specifically designated as a group activity you are to be the only individual to work on that assignment. If you collaborate on an activity not designated as a group activity and there is enough evidence of that collaboration to catch my attention you and your collaborators will receive a 0 for that assignment. I will neither ask for, nor accept, any explanations.

Class Cancellations: If class is cancelled for any reason, the class period following the cancelled class will cover the material that should have been covered during the cancelled session. Be sure to check your Park University email for any cancelled class information and what to expect as class reconvenes for the next session.

Instructor Availability: Please feel free to discuss papers, presentations, and any issues or concerns you may have.  I am available via email at least once per day, though usually more. You can also see me immediately before or after class. If a topic requires more lengthy conversation, please contact me to make an appointment.  

Extra Credit: Extra Credit opportunities may be given throughout the semester at the instructor's discretion. No Extra Credit will be allowed during the last two weeks of class. 

Student Responsibilities:
- You are all adults in this class and, as college students, must accept responsibility for your own actions. Reading for class, preparing for tests, completing assignments on time, and contributing to class discussions are the primary responsibilities I expect from you during our time in this course.
- Please reach out to me when you have questions, concerns or suggestions about the class. It will be less frustrating for both of us if you ask questions before an assignment is due, rather than after it has affected your grade. If you don't bring an issue to my attention, I cannot help you address it. 
- At times, we will discuss controversial topics and have people disagree with each other. It is important to remember that, while each of us has the right to our own opinion, so does everyone else. We must respect the rights of others to have differing opinions. 
- If someone in the class, including me, makes a comment that you are uncomfortable with, please contact me immediately. Apologies and/or policy changes are best handled as soon as possible. 
- All assignments are to by typed, double-space and in a reasonable font and font size. Unless otherwise specified, each assignment should have the student's name, course number, assignment name, and date in the header. This information should not be in the body of the document. 
- If you do miss a class, you are responsible for reaching out to classmates to get any notes or assignments you may have missed.
 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week Day Date Topic Reading Due Assignment Due
Week 1 T 8/21 Course Introduction   None
R 8/23    
Week 2 T 8/28 About Communication Chapter 1 Book Exercises
R 8/30  
Week 3 T 9/4 Culture and Gender Chapter 2 Book Exercises
R 9/6  
Week 4 T 9/11 Communication and the Self Chapter 3 Book Exercises
R 9/13 Response 1
Week 5 T 9/18 Interpersonal Perception Chapter 4 Book Exercises
R 9/20  
Week 6 T 9/25 Listening Chapter 7 Book Exercises
R 9/27  
Week 7 T 10/2 Language Chapter 5 Book Exercises
R 10/4 Response 2
Week 8 T 10/9 Nonverbal Communication Chapter 6 Book Exercises
R 10/11 Mid-Term    
10/15-10/19                                                 SPRING BREAK
Week 9 T 10/23 Nonverbal Communication/ Emotion Chapter 8 Book Exercises
R 10/25  
Week 10 T 10/30 Relationship Development Chapter 9 Book Exercises
R 11/1 Response 3
Week 11 T 11/6 Relationship Development Chapter 10 Book Exercises
R 11/8  
Week 12 T 11/13 Conflict Chapter 11 Book Exercises
R 11/15 Response 4
Week 13 T 11/20 Deception Chapter 12 Book Exercises
R 11/22 No Class
Week 14 T 11/27 Make-up/Final Review TBD Comminication Is… Paper
R 11/29
Week 15 T 12/4 Group Presentations/Final Review None Communication Reference Guide
R 12/6
Week 16 T 12/11 Final Exam None Final Exam 8:00-10:00

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 95-96

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 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Portfolio assignments synthesize information from the text and more than three additional sources. Portfolio assignments synthesize information from text and at least three additional sources. Portfolio assignments synthesize information from one to two sources and the text. Portfolio assignments show no evidence of additional sources. 
Analysis Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
CLO1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Portfolio assignments analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the assignment and identify motives and causes behind the communication. Portfolio assignments analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the work. Portfolio assignments fail to analyze stages/elements of all communication concepts illustrated in the work or have more than two factual errors. Portfolio assignments fail to analyze stages/elements of communication concepts. 
Evaluation Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Portfolio assignments evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation in terms of successfulness and usefulness and offers suggestions for improvement of strategy selection. Portfolio assignments evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation in terms of successfulness and usefulness. Portfolio assignments only evaluate the communication strategies used in a given situation  in terms of successfulness OR usefulness OR have more than two factual errors. Portfolio assignments fail to evaluate communication strategies. 
Terminology  Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of more than eight concepts/terms associated with interpersonal communication. Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of six to eight concepts/terms associated with interpersonal communication. Portfolio demonstrates a consistent use of fewer than six concepts/terms associated with interpersonal communication or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to demonstrate the student's ability to use the  terminology of interpersonal communication. 
Concepts Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Portfolio defines more than eight concepts associated with interpersonal communication in the student's own words. Portfolio defines eight communication concepts in the student's own words. Portfolio relies on textbook definitions of communication concepts, or defines fewer than eight concepts in the student's own words, or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to define communication concepts. 
Application Outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Portfolio applies more than eight learned concepts to a given communication situation and explains the elements that need to be altered for communication to be more effective.

 
Portfolio applies eight learned concepts to a given communication situation. Portfolio applies fewer than eight concepts to a given communication situation, or has more than two factual errors. Portfolio fails to apply learned concepts to a given communication situation. 
Whole Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of more than eight of the competencies with no more than one to three errors in writing conventions. The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of eight of the competencies with no more than three to six errors in writing conventions. The portfolio demonstrates the student's achievement of seven or fewer competencies with no more than six to eight errors in writing conventions. Portfolio fails to demonstrate the student's achievement of  competencies and includes more than eight errors in writing conventions. 
Component Outcome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
CLO 1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's integration and mastery of multiple objectives beyond what was necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio demonstrate the student's partial mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. Single components/assignments of the portfolio do not demonstrate the student's mastery of the objective necessary for the assignment. 
Values Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
CLO 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
The portfolio demonstrates the student's understanding of intercultural differences in communication and illustrates multiple strategies for dealing with these differences. The portfolio demonstrates the student's understanding of intercultural differences in communication and illustrates a single strategy for dealing with difference. The portfolio demonstrates only partial understanding of intercultural differences in communication. The portfolio does not demonstrate understanding of intercultural differences in communication. 
Critical Literacy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Portfolio demonstrates the ability to write a clear paper using more than three library resources of different types (journal articles, books, etc.). Portfolio demonstrates the ability to write a clear paper using at least three library resources of different types (journal articles, books, etc.). Portfolio components/assignments lack the required sources, use internet sources, or the writing in the assignments is unclear. Portfolio components/assignments use no sources and the writing in the assignments is unclear. 

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