Communication Arts 310, Section 1, MWF 1-1:50 PM, Loyola 4
Dr. Kevin Maly
Office: Loyola 30
Office x4970; Home 752-1715
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2-4:30 PM; Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 AM;
and by appointment
This course provides a theoretical and applied study of the processes of interpersonal communication. Emphasis is upon one-on-one communication and how communication behaviors at this level influence relationships. Experience and reflection will be made possible through a service learning component.
Veenendall, T. L., & Feinstein, M. C. (1990). Let's talk about
relationships: Cases in study. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.
*Research Paper. You will write a 30 page paper on a topic to be approved by your instructor. This paper will include an extensive literature survey along with original research in the area of interpersonal communication. 3. VERBATIMS. You will write two verbatims of your interaction with another person (the format of this will be discussed in class). A part of these verbatims and your reflections upon it in an individual conference with the instructor. 4. CLASS PARTICIPATION. This includes contributing to class discussions by asking relevant questions, by contributing observations and examples from your experience that are pertinent to theoretical issues, by taking part in the processof critiquing classroom speakers.
Your grade will be based on the following:
Mid-Semester exam 100 points Final exam 100 points Completion of service and reflection papers 500 points OR (Research paper 500 points) Verbatims 100 points 100 points Class participation 100 points ___________ Total 1,000 points
Your final grade will be assigned as follows:
1,000-900 =A 899-800 =B 799-700 =C 699-600 =D 599- =Not Passing
NOTE WELL: It is the policy of the Communication Arts Department that a Z grade will be awarded to students who miss six (6) class sessions. It is department policy that there are no "excused" absences; i.e., any absence for any reason will be "counted" toward the total.
LATE PAPERS: These will be assessed a 10% reduction in grade for each calendar day late.