COMM 241R syllabus, sp 10

COMM 241R syllabus, sp 10 - Listen Speak Engage San Jos...

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Listen • Speak • Engage San José State University Department of Communication Studies COMM 241R Seminar in Small Group Communication Spring, 2010 Area: PRACTICE Professor Shawn Spano Department of Communication Studies College of Social Sciences San Jose State University _______________________________ Minna Holopainen (Graduate Teaching Associate & Assistant to Professor Spano) Office Location: HGH 211 Email: shawn.spano@sjsu.edu . Phone: 924-5370 ____________________________________________ Office Location: HGH 259 Email: minnajholopainen@gmail.com Phone: 924-5389 Catalog Description COMM 241R: Exploration of group process and structure. Special attention given to democratic process, effective group decision-making, team-building concerns, group leadership, the distinctive place of communication research in small group studies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Succeeding in a Four-Unit Course: At SJSU, students are expected to spend two hours outside of class for every one hour of class time. Because this is a four unit class, you can expect to spend a minimum of eight hours per week in addition to time spent in class and on scheduled tutorials or activities. For this academic year, all Communication Studies classes will focus additionally on effective scholarly, professional writing. We feel it is important that you not only speak well, but that your writing is compelling and credible, as these two means of learning are intertwined. Additional assignments will emphasize not only argument and the development of your ideas, but also the clarity and correctness of your expression. In addition to writing, you will be required to spend time outside of class participating in campus and off-campus diversity events. A more detailed description of these activities is included later in this syllabus. Careful time management will help you keep up with readings and assignments and enable you to be successful in all of your courses. E-Connections:   Copies of the course syllabus and assignments may be found on Professor Spano’s faculty webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/shawn.spano. I will use the my.sjsu.edu messaging system for updates and other important alerts about the class. You are responsible for regularly checking my faculty page and your my.sjsu site at http://my.sjsu.edu for messages. Foundations, Inquiry, PRACTICE Each course in the Department of Communication Studies primarily focuses on one of three areas: Foundations (theoretical underpinnings of the discipline), Inquiry (research in the discipline), or Practice (application of communication theories and concepts to real world
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Listen • Speak • Engage contexts). COMM 241R is a Practice course. Although the course addresses theory (foundations) and research (inquiry), the primary purpose of COMM 241R is to help you learn the knowledge, skills and abilities to design and facilitate dialogues on diversity-related issues,
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