Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University is to provide leadership and directions to Park University's graduate and professional programs to assure that they are specialized, scholarly, innovative, and designed to educate students to be creative, independent, and lifelong learners within the context of a global community.Vision Statement: Park University's School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be an international leader in providing innovative graduate and professional educational opportunities to learners within a global society.CourseCA 699: The Epistemology of CommunicationSemesterS1P 2008 MCFacultyJ. Mark Noe, Ph.D.TitleAssociate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Professor of Communication ArtsOffice LocationCopley Hall, Room 203Office HoursBy AppointmentDaytime Phone816-584-6320Other PhoneDebra Worley, Administrative Assistant for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 816-584-6480E-Mailjmark.firstname.lastname@example.orgSemester DatesJanuary 14 - March 9, 2008Class Days--T----Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PMCredit Hours3Textbook: Wittgenstein's Poker - The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers by David Edmonds and John EidinowTextbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources: McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Course Description: This course examines the philosophical origins of communication theories and the nature of knowledge in the field. Literature will be drawn from various disciplines illustrating the eclectic roots of communication as an area of inquiry. The course focuses on a framework to analyze the various approaches. 3:0:3 Instructor Learning OutcomesTo provide a historical overview of the function and scope of communication.To examine the philosophical origins of communication theories and the nature of knowledge in the field.To establish the relationship between communication and epistemology.To compare Western ways of knowing to other philosophical traditions.To develop a blueprint for personal beliefs and perceptions.Class Assessment: The final paper will be the Core Assessment for this class.
Initial Cultural Perspective Paper
General Education Proposal
Popper/Wittgenstein Position Paper
Final Cultural Perspective Paper: A Blueprint for Action
Attendance and Participation
Grading: Final grades will be determined according to the following scale:
CA 699: The Epistemology of Communication
S1P 2008 MC
J. Mark Noe, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; Professor of Communication Arts
Copley Hall, Room 203
Debra Worley, Administrative Assistant for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 816-584-6480
January 14 - March 9, 2008
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Wittgenstein's Poker - The Story of a Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers by David Edmonds and John Eidinow
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Final grades will be determined according to the following scale:
A "B" indicates a focus that is clear and sustained throughout but that may not be especially original.
A "C" indicates satisfactory competence: the focus is clear but commonplace or conventional.
"D" and "F" projects lack focus.
An "A" is awarded to a project that, whatever its length, seems to the reader to be a full discussion. It makes use of both the material from the supplied readings and also ideas, experiences, or information supplied by the writer. All the material is smoothly integrated and persuasively supports the project’s focus. The writer seems to be a thoughtful, critical reader of the material with a genuine personal "voice."
A "B" indicates that the writer has incorporated the material both appropriately in terms of content and smoothly in terms of style, and has also contributed personal ideas and experiences to the discussion. The project’s focus is clearly supported.
A "C" in this category indicates an essay that makes at least some use of the supplied readings and some other material to support its focus, though the use may not always be relevant, and the sources not discussed critically.
"D" and "F" projects make no use of the sources, fail to provide coherent support for the project's focus, or whose use consists of unmarked quotations (copying from the sources word-for-word.)
An "A" project is not only easy to follow, its structure seems effortless because of smooth transitions and a convincing rhetorical pattern.
A "B" is awarded to the project that has a clear paragraphing and a logical sequence of topics.
A "C" project is generally easy to follow, with reasonable paragraphing, though the discussion may wander briefly.
"D" and "F" projects are difficult to follow, either because the sequence of topics is not logical, because it is repetitive, or because the paragraphing is not helpful.
An "A" project reads exceptionally smoothly, and the reader notices no errors in grammar, usage, punctuation, or spelling.
The "B" project may contain an occasional problem in sentence structure or diction, but the reader is never seriously distracted.
In a "C" project, there may be enough mechanical problems to distract the reader temporarily, but it is always possible to understand what the writer means.
"D" and "F" project have severe problems with sentence structure or word choice -- severe enough so that the meaning is difficult or impossible to understand.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Deadlines must be met on time. No assignment will be accepted late without an excuse.
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 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26
Plagiarism involves 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 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 24-26
Professors are required to maintain attendance records and report absences. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor, for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands, including temporary duty. Students are responsible for any missed work. Absences in excess of four (4) class periods, in a 16-week semester (or 2, in an 8-week term) will be reported to the Director of the individual graduate program, or to the Dean, for appropriate action. Students with such a record of absences, without an approved excuse, may be administratively withdrawn from the class and notified by mail that an "F" will be recorded, unless the student initiates official withdrawal from the class(es).Park University 2007-2008 Graduate Catalog Page 28
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 .
Attachments:CA699 Core Assessment Rubric
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