COMM_523_SECTION 2_F10 (1)

COMM_523_SECTION 2_F10 (1) - Parker: COMM 523 UNC-CH 1 UNC...

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Parker: COMM 523 UNC-CH UNC Chapel Hill COMMUNICATION STUDIES 523—Section 002 Leadership and Communication Fall 2010 Tuesdays 3:30-6:30 Stone Center 210 Instructor: Dr. Patricia S. Parker Office: Bingham 201-C Office Phone: 962-4939 Office Hours: by Appointment e-mail: psparker@email.unc.edu Required Texts: 1. Northouse, Peter (2010). Leadership: Theory and practice (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2. Assigned readings posted at www.blackboard.unc.edu 3. Additional resources at http://www.schwarzassociates.com/ Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with a solid background in organizational leadership theory and practice, with an emphasis on the communicative aspects of leadership. We will explore historical and contemporary leadership theories and concepts and critically analyze their ethical and practical application in contemporary organizational settings including the corporate workplace, public service agencies, and community-based organizations. Course Objectives: After completing the course, students should be able to 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the major leadership theories and approaches 2. Critically analyze and apply ethical practices in the global marketplace 3. Identify, diagnose, and propose communication-based solutions to leadership challenges 4. Develop an awareness of their own personal leadership strengths and challenges through self-assessment, feedback, and coaching from others Class Policies Participation: The course is designed to be communication intensive. This means you will be asked to read and write a great deal, as well as willingly engage in a variety of oral communication experiences. Full participation in this course means that you will: (1) attend class sessions fully prepared to discuss the material corresponding to the date in the course outline; (2) ask questions relevant to course materials; (3) engage in dialogues about the material with other members of the class; and (4) turn in all assigned work on time and in a professional form ( e.g., typed, free of spelling and grammatical errors, and demonstrating creative use of ideas). Attendance will count toward your participation grade. Students are allowed one absence without penalty . Beginning with the second absence, the student’s grade for participation in the course will be reduced to a “D.” Subsequent absences will result in 0 credit for participation . If you come to class late or are absent, it is your responsibility to see that the record is changed (in the case of tardiness) and that you receive missed handouts or assignments. No changes to the 1 1
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Parker: COMM 523 UNC-CH attendance record will be made subsequent to the day in question. If you know that you will not be able to attend a class meeting, then it is also important that you inform your group members in advance, so that they can plan for your absence from group work that may occur on that day . Assignments
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