Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: SPCH-1318- Section: 1C
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|Description||Application of communication theory to interpersonal relationship development, maintenance, and termination in relationship contexts including friendships, romantic partners, families, and relationships with co-workers and supervisors.|
Upon successful completion of this course, students will : Exhibit understandiing of interpersonal theories and principals.
Demonstrate ability to analyze and critique verbal and nonverbal interactions in various contexts.
Identify perceptual processes as they relate to self and others.
Demonstrate critical thinking ability by effectively researching , evaluating and applying communication theories in written assignments.
Identify types of and barriers to effective listening.
1. Applying Interpersonal Communication theory to various interpersonal relationships; development, maintenance and termination context includes, friendships, romantic partners, families and professional relationships.
2. Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, and visual communication.
3. Critical Thinking: Students will exhibit creative and innovative thinking, evaluation and analysis of communication material.
4. Personal Responsibility: Students will illustrate ethical characteristics with their choices reactions rendered to interpersonal communication topic issues.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||N/A|
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
Textbook. McCormack, S. (2015) Interpersonal Communication and You: An Introduction
|All communication will be handled through email to your academic coordinator.|
Week 1 Introduction to Course Take Self Quiz and Do Chapter Activities Question 6 pg, 23. Journal Entry
Week 2 Considering Self - Chapter Activities Question 1 pg, 47. Journal Entry
Week 3 Perceiving Others - Take Self Quiz and Chapter Activities Question 3 pg.71 Journal Entry
Week 4 Experiencing and Expressing Emotions-Take Self Quiz and Chapter Activities Question 1 pg,91 (J.Entry)
Week 5 – Understanding Culture- (Read Chapter) Interpersonal Communication Concept Essay Due
Week 6- Listening Activity-TBA -- Journal Entry -Listening Five Step Process
Week 7 Communicating Verbally -Self Reflection Pg. 138- Journal Entry
Week 8 –Communicating Nonverbally -Chapter Activity Question 6, Pg. 175 (you will not do the class activity only journal entry)
Week 9 –Managing Conflict and Power- Chapter Activity Question 3 Pg, 197 Journal Entry
Week 10 –Relationships with Romantic Partners-Self Reflection Pg. 202 Journal Entry
Week 11- Relationships with Family Members-(Read Chapter) Ethical Essay Due
Week 12- Relationships with Friends-Chapter Activity Question 4 Pg,265
Week 13-To Be Assigned
Week 14- To Be Assigned
Week 15- Final Exam Week
Week 16 – Final Exam Reflective Essay Due
|Final Exam Date||January 19, 2021 - 6:0 PM Through May 6, 2021 - 6:0 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|All assignments will be equal in weight.|
|Instructor Policies||All communication will be handled through email to your academic coordinator.|
|Attendance Policy||Regular attendance and participation is required of all students enrolled in Lamar State College Port Arthur|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|Other||All correspondence will be via email with your academic coordinator.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|