Updated June 2nd, 2013

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

Readings and assignments are to be completed by the dates shown below.  The instructor reserves the right to modify this schedule during the semester and announce the changes verbally in class, not in writing. If you miss a day, have a buddy fill you in on what you missed.

 

Week                                                   Concept/in-class work                                     Assignments Due

Unit 1: Communication Basics

1.                   

Intro to course

Classroom Procedures

Nature of communication

Communication networks

In class participation

2.                   

Communication Ethics

Communication channels

Chapter 1 study guide

Diagnostic Essay due

3.                   

Co-Cultural Communication

Organizational Cultures

Assign Project #1(Interview)

Chapter 2 study guide

Quiz 1 – Communication Basics

Unit 2: Interviewing and Business writing

4.                   

Interviewing

Planning the interview

Types of questions

Conducting the interview

Ethics of Interviewing

Chapter 6 & 7 study guide

Schedule interview

5.                   

Business writing

Memos

Letter Formats

Types of Interviews

Interview role play

 

 

 

 

Unit 3: Interpersonal Competence

6.                   

Importance of Listening

Barriers to Listening

Listening Styles

Effective Listening

Types of Listening

Quiz 2 – Interviewing & Business writing

Chapter 3 study guide

Interview Part 1 Due this week

7.                   

Verbal Messages

Nonverbal Communication

Sexual Harassment

Chapter 4 study guide

Conduct Information gathering

interview this week

8.                   

Interpersonal skills

Assign Personal Change Proposal

Chapter 5 study guide

Interview Part 2 Due this week

 

9.                   

Communication Climate

Dealing with Criticism

Managing Conflict

Negotiating and Problem Solving

Quiz #3 – Interpersonal Competence

 

10.               

Midterm week

Review

Take Midterm

Interpersonal Change Proposal Due this week

Midterm

Unit 4: Informative presentation competence

11.               

Types of Presentations

Informative

Persuasive

Special-occasion speaking

Analyzing the situation

Setting goal

Developing Thesis

Credibility

Organization:

Introduction

Body

Conclusion

Transitions

Assign Project #3 (Speech)

Chapter 13 study guide

Chapter 10 study guide

 

 

12.               

Supporting material

Verbal Support

Visual Aids/Power Point

Delivering the Presentation

Types of delivery Guidelines for delivery

Speaking with Confidence

Chapter 11 study guide

Chapter 12 study guide

Speech part 1 & 2 due This Week

13.               

Assign project #3 (Team/group project)

 

Speech part 3 due this (you’ll sign up for specific day in class)

Unit 5: Working in Teams

 

 

14.               

Characteristics of effective teams

Types of groups/teams

Approaches to working in teams/groups

Reflective Thinking Sequence

Assign Team project

Quiz #4 - speeches

Chapter 8 study guide

 

15.               

Cohesiveness Meetings

Types of meetings

Planning a Problem-solving meeting

Conducting a meeting

Team Meeting #1

Chapter 9 study guide

Team contract due

Chart #1 due

16.               

Team meeting #2 & #3

Chart #2 due

Chart #3 due

17.               

Team meeting #4

Chart #4 due

Quiz #5 – teams/meetings

18.               

Final team meeting

Work on e-portfolios Wednesday

Review for midterm Friday

Team paper due This Week

e-portfolio due This week

19.               

Take final

Final exam Tuesday