CA 104 Interpersonal Communication I
S2OO 2013 WO
Smith, Allan M.
Masters; Human Resources and ManagementMasters; Environment Management
Fort Leonard Wood
M-TH 8:00-5:00PM, Fri 8:00-3:00 PM
18 March - 12 May 2013
5:00 - 10:20 PM
Textbook: CA 104 Interpersonal Communication Book I 13th Ed.
Joseph A. DeVito
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Educational Philosophy: 1. Provide an increased awareness of how individual and interpersonal language and behaviors impede or facilitate effective or destructive communications
2. Provide an academic environment where effective communication skills are demonstrated and practiced.
3. Provide opportunities where students can apply communication skill building practices in order to enhance personal and professional relationships
4. Use the classroom, media, publications, Internet, Libraries, and other community resources for assignments
5. Use the classroom to apply individual experiences, knowledge, text and homework assignments for the benefit of all students.
6. Stimulate a desire in students to change their communication behaviors through personal development, and hold them accountable for their own learning.
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:
Assessment of learning will include class participation, journals, personal interview, written paper, presentation and examinations.
Participation/Discussion - 10%
This course will feature class discussions and a variety of in-class scenarios to illustrate concepts and techniques. This will allow students the opportunity to develop skills and practices that are necessary for effective communications.
Oral Presentations: Each student will conduct an oral presentation relating to the research topic or the personal interview. The presentation will be 5-10 minutes in length, and will be given starting in week 7. The student will be graded on communication skills and content of the topic. Information on the individual presentation will be given during the second week of class.
Journals- 1 entry each week, 4% points each
Students will complete a journal entry (1-3 pages) answering three of the six questions in the "Applying portion of each chapter discussed in class. These entries are due by midnight Wednesday each week, entered into an electronic journal. The journal must be in Word format. All journal entries must have a title page. This page does not count towards total number of pages required by the assignment. The first journal entry will be submitted on Wednesday of the second week and the final entry will be submitted Wednesday week 7. Each entry will be graded on format, organization and how well the student presented and reinforced their ideas. The focus on each journal entry should be on your own experience with the interpersonal communications topics covered each week including core learning outcomes, and analysis of your interpersonal communications skills.
One interview will be conducted by the student during the term. The subject of the interview must be of a friend or co worker, but not a relative. The interview exercise is designed for the student to observe communication cues, critique listening skills, and report the findings using information learned in class. The interview must contain 5-10 questions of the students choosing, and the report must be at least 2-5 pages in length using MLA format. This is due in week 5.
The portfollio includes all 5 journal entries, the interview exercise, the research paper and the presentation. The portfolio will be submetted as an email attachment and sent to the teachers Park.edu email account using MS Word.
Research Paper:Write a research paper in APA format on intercultural communication which utilizes at least three (3) sources 4-6 typewritten pages. Instructor will privide topic. This paper should:
a. privide a synopsis of the conflict
b. analyze and discuss source information
c. identify fundamental elements of the communication process and how they affect the conflict
d. discuss areas of interdepence between conflicting parties if or how that changed during the conflict
e. describe the conflict styles of participants and the behavior choices that illustrate those styles
f. privide examples of verbal and nonverbal messages, their intentions and results
g. discuss how power is used and the resources controlled by the parties
h. analysis of strategies and tactics and examples that illustrate both
i. discuss the outcome. What happened and why?
Exams: There will be two exams: a midterm and a final. The final is not comprehensive.
Intercultural Exchange. Find someone from another culture, and ask them the following questions, then compare and contrast your culture versus theirs.
Their culture's attitude toward the United States
Dating and marriage in their culture.
The workforce in their culture.
Nonverbal communications/body language in their culture.
Import rituals and traditions in their culture.
Manners and etiquette in their culture.
Religious difference in their culture.
Ensure to cover what you found and how it would be conflict with your culture answer the following topic if they apply in your paper.
a. Provide a synopsis of the conflict
b. Analyze and discuss source information
c. Identify fndamental elements of the communication process (self-concept, nonverbal communications, gender, listening, etc) and how they affect the conflict
d. Discuss areas of interdependence between conflicting parties if, or how that changed during the conflict
e. Provide examples of verbal and nonverbal messages, their intentions and results
f. Describe the conflict styles of participants and the behavioral chaices that illustrate those styles
g. Discuss how power is used and the resources controlled by the parties
h. Analysis of strategies and tactics and examples that illustrate both
I. Discuss the outcome. What happened and Why?
Journal Entries (5) 40 points each entry: 20% of the total grade
Class Participation: 10% of final grade (100) points
Interview Exercise: 10% of final grade (100) points
Exams: 30% of total grade (15%) each) (300) points each
Final Paper: 15% of total grade (150) points
Presentation: 15% of final grade (150) points
Total points 1000
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All papers will be turned in at the required time in electronic form. Late submissions will also be in electronic form; however the teacher reserves the right to deduct 10% for each late assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Please quiet all cell phones and pagers during class. Each student should conduct themselves in a professional manner. The classroom is a non-attribution area as long as comments made are professional and stated for the educational benefit of the class. Students should keep an open mind and be willing to listen and discuss other student's views and ideas. Students should coordinate with the teacher prior to (or as soon as practical) missing any class time. Please refer to the Park University Student Catalog for University policies and procedures.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1-------Chapters 1-2--Journal due Wendsday Week 2
Week 2--------Chapters 3-5--Journal due Wednesday Week 3
Week 3--------Chapter 6-7 Journal due Wednesday Week 4
Week 4--------Chapter 8--- Interview Exercise (Mid-Term Exam)
Week 5--------Chapter 9-10--Journal due Wednesday Week 5
Week 6--------Chapter 11-12-Journal due Wednesday Week 6
Week 7--------Chapter 12-Review--Presentations (Portfolios Due)
Week 8--------Review -----------Final Exam
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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