CA504 SpecTps in CommArts/Leadership:

for U1P 2013

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CA 504 SpecTps in CommArts/Leadership:


U1P 2013 MC


Dr. Joan E. Aitken


Professor, Communication and Leadership

Office Location


Office Hours

By appointemtn


Web Page

Class Days


Class Time



Course professor approval AND approval by Dr. Noe, MACL Program Director

Credit Hours


Ask professor.

Additional Resources:
You can only receive a required course waiver (course substitution credit) from the Program Director, Dr. Noe. So you will need to receive his approval BEFORE enrolling in the course. Then, week 8, send Dr. Noe your formal written request for the substitution credit waiving the specific required course (make sure you attach your core assessment proving you've meet the specific courses' learning objectives).  At the end of the course, the student is responsible for notifying Dr. Noe of the course completion and requesting a waiver be sent to the Registrar.

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Course Description:
This course is designed to help students who need a particular required course for graduation, but are unable to take the course during the regular offering, so they need take the course as an independent study. The purpose of this course is to provide you with a structured, yet independent, approach to learning knowledge, skills, and values required in the Master of Arts in Communication Leadership (MACL) program. You can take this course twice, IF you enroll in CA504 with different names. This option is available for a total of two courses in the two semesters leading to graduation (CA 501, 505, 516, 517, 520, 529, 670). This independent study course requires significant student initiative.

Class Assessment:
Weekly assignment, core assessment, final exam according to information in the course shell.

Academic Honesty:
As a learning community, the University upholds the highest standards of academic integrity in all its academic activities, by faculty, staff, administrators and students. Academic integrity involves much more than respecting intellectual property rights. It lies at the heart of learning, creativity, and the core values of the University. Those who learn, teach, write, publish, present, or exhibit creative works are advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of academic integrity and make every effort to avoid possible offenses against it, knowingly or unknowingly. Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21-22


Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, interpretation, words (even a few), data, statements, illustration or creative work and their presentation as one's own. An offense against plagiarism constitutes a serious academic misconduct.  Although offenses against academic integrity can manifest themselves in various ways, the most common forms of offenses are plagiarism and cheating. Plagiarism goes beyond the copying of an entire article. It may include, but is not limited to: copying a section of an article or a chapter from a book, reproduction of an art work, illustration, cartoon, photograph and the like and passing them off as one's own. Copying from the Internet is no less serious an offense than copying from a book or printed article, even when the material is not copyrighted.

Plagiarism also includes borrowing ideas and phrases from, or paraphrasing, someone else's work, published or unpublished, without acknowledging and documenting the source. Acknowledging and documenting the source of an idea or phrase, at the point where it is utilized, is necessary even when the idea or phrase is taken from a speech or conversation with another person.

Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 21

Attendance Policy:

Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools. Park University 2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Page 26

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: .


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Last Updated:5/6/2013 7:53:00 AM