CA 301 Interpersonal Communication II
F2T 2012 DL
Senior Adjunct Insturctor
MA, Communication, Wichita State UniversityMEd, Student Personnel & Guidance, Wichita State UniversityBA, English, Spalding college
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Textbook: Wood, J. T. (2004 or latest edition). Communication theories in action: An introduction. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
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Wood text companion site for each chapter Quiz, Try-It-Outs application assignments, and other learning activities. These activities can be completed online or onground according to your professor's instructions:
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The Communication Arts Department at Park University combines theoretical learning, skills mastery, and practical experience for students.
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: 60% Minor Assignments, which may include participation, quiz grades, Try-It-Outs, and other assignments.
20% Portfolio (Core Assessment).
Late Submission of Course Materials: Please submit assignments on time or make ADVANCE arrangements with your professor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to submit their work on time and to actively engage in course learning. Because of potentially sensitive topics, students will want to communicate in ways that show respect for different points of view.
16 Week Format
8 Week Format
Wood Chapter Reading
B & W Cases
Written Assignment Due Each Week
1 Interpersonal Communication as a Field of Study
Skim webpage & course materials
Read Chapter 1
Read Case 1.
2 Relating Theory to Interpersonal Communication
Read chapter 2
Read Case 2 & 10.
Chapter 1 quiz and one Try It Out assignment. Add quiz results and the Try-It-Out to portfolio.
3 Building and Testing Theory in Interpersonal Contexts
2 Building and Testing Theory in Interpersonal Contexts
Read chapter 3
Read Case 3.
Chapter 2 quiz and one Try It Out assignment. Add quiz results and the Try-It-Out to portfolio.
4 Language and Symbols
3 Language and Symbols
Read chapter 4
Read Case 4.
Chapter 3 quiz and one Try It Out assignment. Add quiz results and the Try-It-Out to portfolio.
5 Symbolic Interaction
3 Symbolic Interaction
Read chapter 5
Read Case 5 & 8.
Chapter 4 quiz and one Try It Out assignment. Add quiz results and the Try-It-Out to portfolio.
6 Impression Management
4 Impression Management
Read chapter 6
Read Case 6.
Chapter 5 quiz and one Try It Out assignment. Add quiz results and the Try-It-Out to portfolio.
7 Constructing Meaning
4 Constructing Meaning
Read chapter 7
Read Case 11 & 12.
Chapter 6 quiz and one Try It Out. Add quiz results and the Try-It-Out to portfolio.
8 Relational Dialectics
5 Relational Dialectics
Read chapter 8
Read Case 7.
Chapter 7 quiz and one Try It Out assignment. Add quiz results and the Try-It-Out to portfolio.
9 Relational Evolution
5 Relational Evolution
Read chapter 9
Read Case 13.
Chapter 8 quiz and one Try It Out assignment. Add quiz results and the Try-It-Out to portfolio.
Read chapter 10
Read Case 14.
Chapter 9 quiz and one Try It Out assignment. Add quiz results and the Try-It-Out to portfolio.
11 Media influences on Interpersonal Communication
6 Media influences on Interpersonal Communication
Read chapter 11
Read Case 15.
Action Research Project Due!
Read chapter 12
Read Case 17.
13 Applying Theory to Interpersonal communication Practice
Read chapter 13
Read Case 18.
Oral Presentation on Action Research Report
Read chapter 14
Final Exam as scheduled.
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Last Updated:10/2/2012 4:07:31 PM