Spring 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: SPCH-1318- Section: 2C
Interpersonal Communications
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Instructor Information
Instructor Roderick Weatherly
Phone(409) 984-6229
Location:Madison Monroe Education - Room: 228
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
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.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes 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.
Core Objectives Core Objectives:
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
Textbooks 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
Lecture Topics
Week 1 Introduction to Course
Week 2 Considering Self
Week 3 Perceiving Others
Week 4 Experiencing and Expressing Emotions
Week 5 – Understanding Culture
Week 6- Listening Activity
Week 7 Communicating Verbally
Week 8 –Communicating Nonverbally

Week 9- Managing Conflict and Power
Week 10 –Relationships with Romantic Partners
Week 11 –Relationships with Family Members
Week 12- Relationships with Friends
Week 13- To Be Assigned
Week 14-To Be Assigned
Week 15- Final Exam Review or Project Due
Week 16 – Final Exam
Major Assignments

Week 1 Introduction to Course Take Self Quiz and Do Chapter Activities Question 6 pg, 23.
Week 2 Considering Self - Chapter Activities Question 1 pg, 47
Week 3 Perceiving Others - Take Self Quiz and Chapter Activities Question 3 pg.71
Week 4 Experiencing and Expressing Emotions-Take Self Quiz and Chapter Activities Question 1 pg,91
Week 5 – Understanding Culture-Take Self Quiz
Week 6- Listening Activity-TBA --To Be Assigned
Week 7 Communicating Verbally -TBA
Week 8 –Communicating Nonverbally -TBA

Week 9- Managing Conflict and Power-TBA
Week 10 –Relationships with Romantic Partners -TBA
Week 11 –Relationships with Family Members-TBA
Week 12- Relationships with Friends-TBA
Week 13- To Be Assigned
Week 14-To Be Assigned
Week 15- Final Exam Review or Project Due
Week 16 – Final Exam
Final Exam Date January 19, 2021 - 6:00 PM   Through  May 6, 2021 - 6:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
All assignments will be equal in weight.
Course Policies
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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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.
Inmate Instruction
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.