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Comm._10_Syllabusx_Spring_x09 - Listen Speak Engage San Jos...

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Listen • Speak • Engage San Jos é  State University Communication Studies Comm. 10, Communication and Human Relationships, Section 4,  Spring 2009  Instructor: Julie Mounteer Hawker Office location: Clark Hall, 240 Telephone: TBA Email: [email protected] Office hours: MW 11:30 – 1:30, TTH noon – 2:00 Class days/time: MW 3:00 – 4:15 Classroom: BBC 223 Prerequisites: Enrolled at SJSU GE/SJSU Studies Category GE Area D1 Catalog Description This course examines the role of communication in developing/maintaining human relationships. Discussion focuses on relational communication processes as they occur in various settings, such as the intercultural, the family, the intimate, the organizational, the public and between/within genders. Students will be able to recognize the interaction of social institutions, culture, and environment with the behavior or individuals. Succeeding in this Class  At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour of class time. Because this is a three unit class, you can expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled tutorials or activities. Special projects or assignments may require additional work for the course. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses. Faculty Web Page and Course Packet Copies of the course syllabus, calendar, and various assignment directives can be found on my faculty web page: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty_and_staff/faculty_detail.jsp?id=336 Other items such as handouts and exercises are provided in the course packet. Course Goals This course is designed to create an awareness regarding the power of interpersonal communication. The quality of our lives is shaped in some important ways through the kinds of relationships we form with others. Communication plays an enormous role in the creation and process of our self-identities, perceptions, cultures, relationships and ultimately, the quality of our lives and those around us. COMM 10, Communication and Human Relationships Spring 2009 page 1 of 7 
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Listen • Speak • Engage Communication is learned and thus it can be unlearned or enhanced. These relationships are formed through processes of human communication. This course will hopefully help you to become aware of the importance of communication. Additionally, it will make you aware of what you communicate, but how you do it. You can use the knowledge and insight gained in this course to help you communicate more effectively in developing and managing your own social relationships. Course Learning Objectives After successfully completing this course, you will: LO1. be able to identify and analyze the social dimension of society as a context for human life, the processes of social change and social continuity, the role of human agency in those social processes, and the forces that engender social cohesion and fragmentation.
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