Syllabus1500 - SPCM 1500: Interpersonal Communication...

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SPCM 1500: Interpersonal Communication Syllabus Instructor: Jessica Domby Office Address: Terrell 220 Office Phone: (706) 542-3270 Office Hours: E-Mail Address: jdomby@uga.edu If you e-mail me on WebCT, I cannot guarantee a timely response. Required Textbook: West, R., & Turner, L. H. (2008). Understanding interpersonal communication: Making choices in changing times (2 nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. Course Goal: The goal of this course is to help students become better communicators. We seek to introduce students to a wide array of perspectives on interpersonal communication and encourage students to enlarge their understandings of the theory and practice of interpersonal communication. Course Objectives: 1. The student will understand the need to reflect upon interpersonal communication practices. 2. The student will gain knowledge of concepts, theories, and research findings in interpersonal communication. 3. The student will develop and practice communication skills in a supportive environment. 4. The student will learn the vocabulary of interpersonal communication theory and practice. 5. The student will understand various contexts (friendship, family, etc.) in which interpersonal communication occurs. Course Policies: 1. Registration : Only students who are officially enrolled in the class may attend. If you are not officially enrolled and wish to add the class, please see Dr. Harris (120 Terrell Hall). 2. Attendance : Attendance will be taken at every class. Absences due to university activities (e.g., debate, sports, etc.) must be discussed with the instructor no later than one week before the relevant class period(s). Written documentation for a university sanctioned absence must be provided. Arrangements concerning absences are entirely at the instructor's discretion.
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Your regular attendance is necessary as examinations not only cover material from the book, but also material that is covered only in lectures. Additionally, participation points will be awarded during the semester. Participation points will be earned through your involvement in class activities and pop quizzes. During the semester, you will be given opportunities to earn participation points by completing class activities and pop quizzes. Such activities will go toward your final course grade, and cannot be made up regardless of the reason for the absence. Please note that if you should you miss class, it is your responsibility to obtain missed materials from a classmate, not the instructor. Tardiness is not appropriate and will not be tolerated. Ensure that you allow
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course SPEECH 1500 taught by Professor Domby during the Spring '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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