451.interPersonal.syllabus - Interpersonal Communication...

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Interpersonal Communication -- page 1 Department of Communication Studies California State University, Northridge COMS 451: Interpersonal Communication CN: 11090 FA 2008 Th 4:00-6:45 P.M 3 Credits MZ122 Dr. Camara, Assistant Professor Office: Manzanita Hall 354; tel: 677-2630; office hours: T, TH 1-2 E-mail: [email protected] The professor reserves the right to amend or modify this syllabus and/or course when necessary. Your continued enrollment in this class is prima facie evidence of your agreement to the policies and conditions set forth in this syllabus.               Course Description [This course is an] explorations of the face-to-face reciprocal transactions that occur in everyday communication. Emphasis is given to the study of recent research findings and their application to business and personal situations. Program Learning Objectives Demonstrate the ability to analyze and critically evaluate communication practices, structures, messages and outcomes Students will identify concepts of communication through conducting a film analysis Students will understand the research process by collecting current articles to synthesize and summarize on a specific interpersonal concept Students will analyze how language create communication problems by identifying the axioms of communication through a dialogue analysis Students will e valuate a sitcom to and apply conflict management principles and the productive methods of resolving conflict. Students will understand the importance of listening through masking exercise Students will understand how perception effects communication behavior by identifying its use in a sitcom Required Texts and Materials Bourhis, J., Adams, C., & Titsworth, S. (2009). Style manual for communication studies . (3 rd ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill. Devito, J. A. (2007). The interpersonal communication book . (11 th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. Drummond, D. K. (2008). A diary of gastric bypass surgery . Albany, NY: SUNY Press. Plaster Wrap. You can find this at Michael’s Initial Expectations I assume that you will take responsibility for what you learn from the course and attempt to make the course as relevant as possible to you personally. I assume that you will participate actively in class discussions. Finally, I assume that you will complete all course requirements (failure to do so will result in an "F" in the
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Interpersonal Communication -- page 2 course). Course Requirements and Assignment Two (non-cumulative) exams (100 pts) will be given. Exams cover text and lecture material. NO MAKE-UP EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN , unless you have a legitimate verifiable excuse (e.g., you were in the hospital; a death in your family, etc.). See Descriptions of written assignments at the end of the syllabus.
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