CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
S1R 2013 SC
Deverman, Michelle L.
Adjunct Faculty Speech Communication
M.A. Speech Communication
Scott Education Center
Before or after class or by appointment
14 Jan to 10 March, 2013
7:45 - 10:15
Adler,R.B., Proctor,R.F.II (2011) LOOKING OUT, LOOKING IN (13th ed.) Wadsworth ISBN-978-0-79621-3
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
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
a variety of student assignments designed to show student mastery of at least
eight (75 percent) of the core learning objectives for the course.
at least one four-page research based paper that utilizes a minimum of three
at least one assignment that requires students to analyze their own
communication behaviors or the communication behaviors of others.
at least one assignment that requires students to develop a mini-research
project or a media or other creative work illustrating understanding of core
at least one assignment that illustrates student understanding of intercultural
differences in values and communication.
not be assembled before the last quarter of the course although it may contain
work done as the semester progress, such as journals.
no more than two previously graded assignments.
activities associated with the ability to think critically and communicate
Link to Class RubricClass 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.
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)
Tests: 300 points total, 100 points each
Two, short answer essay/multiple choice midterm 20%
final exam 10%
300 Points total
participation in discussion 20%
200 Points total
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)
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.
T- 1-15 CH I INTEPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
TH- 1-17 CH 2 SELF-CONCEPT
T 1-29 CH 5 LANGUAGE
Th 1-31 CH 6 NONVERBAL
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 email@example.com
T 3-5 Journal 5 due, must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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