CA 348 Theories of Communication
S2T 2013 DL
Norris, Virgil "Rusty"
Sr. Instructor of Communication Arts/Adjunct Faculty
MA: Communication & Leadership, Park UniversityMLA: Social Science concentration, Baker UniversityBA: Liberal Arts, Park University
Central Time Zone
March 18 - May 12, 2013
Textbook: Wood, J. T. (2004). Communication theories in action: An introduction (3rd or most recent ed.). Belmont, CA:
American Psychological Association (APA). (2010). Publication manual (6th ed.). American Psychological Association.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Companion Site (Textbook) Communication Theories in Action: An Introduction, 3rd Edition
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): APA
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Class Assessment: Discussion - 35%. Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 (50 points each for 350 points) POSTS DUE WED, FRI, SUN. Grading is based on demonstrated understanding of textbook readings, number of posts,
participation on multiple days in multiple threads, interaction with peers, and quality of substance in
Chapter quizzes - 10%. (100 points) DUE SUNDAY.
Midterm Test - 5%: (50 points) DUE SUNDAY, WEEK 4.
Final Exam - 20%. (200 points) DUE FRIDAY, WEEK 8.
Core Assessment Planning, including Abstract, Outline, & Reference List - 5%. (50 points) DUE
SUNDAY, WEEK 3.
Core Assessment APA Research Paper - 25%. (250 points) DUE SUNDAY, WEEK 6.
For this paper, select a contemporary communication issue or question
and predict a finding based on published research from Communication and Mass Media Complete
database (EbscoHost). Follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style and content for a
research proposal. If you will be doing a Senior Project in Communication Arts, write this paper as the research proposal for your Senior Project.
Grading: TOTAL POINTS: 1000 points = 100%
A = 900-1000
B = 800-899
C = 700-799
D = 600-699
F = 599 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submissions will not be accepted unless arranged in advance or because of
Discussion activities cannot be made up because they happen during the week.
Missed assignments must be made up within one week of an excused absence.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Critical thought,
robust discussion, and civil dialog can all exist at the same time. Don’t fear
presenting your honest views or asking tough questions, but always do so with
respect for your classmates and instructor.
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 97
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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95Work needs to be original for this course. Cite and reference the source of information in speeches and papers, whether a direct quote or paraphrased in your own words.
WHAT IS ETHICAL STUDENT BEHAVIOR?
US society values private ownership, including ownership of ideas. Cite and reference all sources of information and ideas according to APA style. Academic integrity is crucial to this course. You will see basic expectations in your Park University catalog and in your APA manual. USE 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 you will use. Any notes where you copy the words of others need to be indicated by quotation marks and referenced 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 paraphrased ideas.
5. Using part or all of an assignment turned in previously in another course.
6. Using part or all of an assignment written by another student or someone else.
7. Coping 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--without direct quotation marks and proper citation should expect a course grade of "F."
The Style Manual for the Communication Studies is APA (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
READ and 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, p. 231-236.
Crediting Sources pp. 169-174.
Self-plagiarism, pp. 16, 29, 170.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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