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CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
Deverman, Michelle L.


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

S1R 2013 SC

Faculty

Deverman, Michelle L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty Speech Communication

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. Speech Communication

Office Location

Scott Education Center

Office Hours

Before or after class or by appointment

Daytime Phone

618-558-7099

E-Mail

Michelle.deverman@park.edu

myspeechteacher@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

14 Jan to 10 March, 2013

Class Days

T-Th

Class Time

7:45 - 10:15

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Adler,R.B., Proctor,R.F.II (2011) LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN (13th ed.) Wadsworth ISBN-978-0-79621-3

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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 facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, 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:

1. Complete all reading assignments before class

2. Come to class prepared to participate in discussion of material

3. Keep a typewritten, communication journal (minimum of 3 paragraphs per week) in which the principles and concepts presented in the text are discussed within the context of students' own experience.  For example, students could write about an expereince they had where metacommunication was helpful in resolving a conflict. Journals should explore concepts pertinent to the chapters of the text as we move through them.  (20 points each, 100 points total)

4. Prepare a typewritten 1-2 page paper or other presentation illustrating interpersonal concepts as they are expressed in movies.  Students will pick one movie and discuss in as much interpersonal communication terms, how these terms are conveyed in the movie.  The movie choice must be pre-approved prior to the assignment.  (100 Points)

5. Write a one page paper with observations and  behavior descriptions that analyzes the nonverbal behavior of others. (100 points)

6. Write a research paper analyzing an Interpersonal Communication concept that may not have been discussed in class.  For example, Does birth order affect communiation; communication deception; making or breaking relationships, etc.  Please clear your topic with your instructor before writing. The paper must utilize a minimum of 3 sources and should be a minimum of 5 typewritten pages.  This paper should:

   a. provide a synopsis of the concept

   b. analyze and discuss source information and how it relates to the concept

   c. identify fundamental elements of the communication process (i.e., self-concept, nonverbal communication, gender,

   listening, etc.) and how they interact within the context of the concept.

   d .Use behavioral descriptions to illustrate the concept.

(200 points)

  7.Complete two short answer essay/multiple choice tests and a final (3 exams total for the semester) (100 points each for 300 points total)


Grading:
 

Tests: 300 points total, 100 points each

                      Two,  short answer essay/multiple choice midterm 20%

                       final exam 10%

 300 Points total

Participation: 

                        participation in discussion 20%

200 Points total

Writing:        

                      one page nonverbal observation paper 10%  (100 points)

                      journals (5 total) 10%  (100 points)

Core Assment Portfolio: (300 points total)

                       movie paper 10% (100 points)

                       Interpersonal communication concept research paper 20% (200 points)


Grading Scale

900-1000 points A

800-899 points B

700-799 points C

600-699 points D

Below 600 points F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late course work will result in a 10% deduction of points for each class period the assignment is late.  Attendance and participation points can not be made up.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All communication devices must be turned off or set on silent.  If you must answer a call, please leave the room as quietly as possible.  Doing other things such as other coursework, reading non-class material, etc will result in an absence for that class day.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

T- 1-15  CH I INTEPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

TH- 1-17  CH 2 SELF-CONCEPT

T 1-22  CH 3 PERCEPTION/EMOTIONS
 
Th 1-24  Exam 1 TBA  Journals 1 and 2 due by class.  Must be emailed to myspeechteacher@hotmail.com

T 1-29  CH 5 LANGUAGE

Th 1-31 CH 6 NONVERBAL 


T 2 -5  CH 7 LISTENING 

Th 2-7  One page paper on nonverbal observation due   EXAM 2

T 2-12  TBA

Th 2-14   CH 8 RELATIONAL DYNAMICS  Journal 3 and 4 due before class.  Must be emailed to myspeechteacher@hotmail.com


T 2-19  CH 9 INTIMACY AND DISTANCE IN RELATIONAL COMM. 

Th 2-21  CH 10 COMMUNICATION CLIMATES Interpersonal Movie paper due.  Students will present their projects in class on this day.

T 2-26 CH 11 CONFLICT 

Th 2-28  CH 11 CONFLICT Portfolios are due. Included in the portfolio should be the Nonverbal communication observation; the Intercultural project; and the Interpersonal Concept project. Students will present their Interpersonal Concept project in class. Portfolios should be emailed to michelle.deverman@park.edu

 T 3-5  Journal 5 due, must be emailed to myspeechteacher@hotmail.com

           TBA
 
Th 3-7 Final Exam
 
 

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 .

Additional Information:

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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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