Ware Student Commons 300D
Monday 8:00am-10:00am and by appointment.
Office Hours are times set aside for students -- times I have reserved to help you with your assignments and visit with you. It's not necessary to have a problem to come see me -- drop by just to say hi! Regular office hours are Mondays from 8:00am-10:00am and by appointment. During these times I will ensure I am available. I can take appointments any time that work with your schedule. I am always happy to meet with you by appointment in person, through a voice call, text or Zoom meeting. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am excited to help you succeed!
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Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
SPCH-1318-004 Interpersonal Communication
Application of communication theory to interpersonal relationship development, maintenance and termination in relationship contexts including friendships, romantic partners, families and relationships with co-workers and supervisors.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
Interpersonal Messages, 4th edition by Joseph Devito. You need the bundle package that includes Revel (this is the online book access code you will need to complete some online activities, worth 10% of your grade)
When you purchase the textbook code at the AC bookstore, the publisher will send a paper copy of the textbook to your home address.
Through reading the current literature, researching recent communication findings, and participating in group and individual oral assignments, the student will:
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If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
Many communication courses ask students to engage in a level of self-disclosure not usually characteristic of other courses. Different people will feel comfortable with varying levels of self-disclosure. While I would like you to draw from your personal experience, you may choose to talk about yourself or someone you know. If it is the latter, in the interest of confidentially they should remain nameless. Interpersonal Communication is an interactive course, meaning you will be learning from each other’s personal experiences and examples. For this reason it is encouraged for you to be open to sharing with the class. Additionally, because some individuals will be sharing personal stories, I expect there to be a level of confidentiality among the members of the class and respect for their classmates' privacy.
Online etiquette, often referred to as "netiquette," is essential for life lived in the Internet. As a society, it's oftentimes too easy to use keystrokes as missile attacks against others, and it's oftentimes too easy to mistake someone's keystrokes as personal attacks.
Because of those two elements, we will follow these guidelines:
We Honor Our Differences
We Honor the Craft of Communication
This class relies upon two major things 1) your active participation in online discussions and class exercises and 2) a close, meaningful analysis of your own communication tendencies with family, friends, co-workers and people you meet. If these things occur along with attention to assignments and class readings you will find tools to better understand your own communication skills, relate better with others and succeed in this course.
Late Work Policy:
It is your responsibility to manage your time and meet the deadlines. Generally, I do not accept late work; however, if you feel you have a valid reason that I should accept work after its due date, please contact me and we will discuss your circumstances.
Regular attendance is essential for satisfactory achievement. Attendance for this course means logging in several times per week and engaging in discussions, journals, and Revel bookwork.
All assignments due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday except for the final week of class.
I would love to meet with you via Zoom, visit with you on the phone, or chat in person. My office hours are as needed and can be scheduled for me to help you (even after 5:00pm) please just let me know and we can chat.
If you have questions about the course content, assignments, due dates etc., contact me. I am here to be your advocate, coach and accountability partner. Please, let me do my job!
Technical Assistance/Technology Access: If you have questions about the course material, assignments, due dates etc. please contact me. If you need technical support contact the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) student help center located in the Ware Student Commons in The Underground (basement) 806-371-5992, email@example.com. You can also access computers, printers, internet, study rooms, etc. in The Underground.
Hours of operation for CTL:
Monday – Thursday: 7:00am - 8:30pm
Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
To Access REVEL from your Blackboard Course:
Start from your Blackboard course.
Select the link called Revel Bookwork or the Open Revel link inside each week's folder.
Select Open REVEL.
When your accounts are linked, select an access option:
Your REVEL content appears.
To go back to Blackboard, look for the Blackboard tab or window in your browser.
That’s it. Throughout the semester, please access your REVEL content through Blackboard.
To upgrade temporary access to full access:
To upgrade your access before your temporary access expires, select the link in your confirmation email.
Once your temporary access expires, when you open REVEL from Blackboard, you’re prompted to upgrade your access. Redeem a pre-purchased access code, or buy access using a credit card or PayPal.
If you have trouble getting access, make sure your laptop or other device is set up to work with REVEL.
Visit Pearson Support at https://support.pearson.com/getsupport.
Dedicated REVEL support line for students: (855) 875-1801
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