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SPCH-1318-016 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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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
DeVito, J. A. Messages, Amarillo College Custom Edition. Pearson Custom Publishing, 2012
Instructor: Marcie Robinson
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SPCH 1318- 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will-
Textbook: “”Interpersonal Messages”” by Joseph A. Devito 4th edition, including the on-line component called Revel. You will use Revel in this course for readings and activities.
The Revel component is essential for success in this course. You will be graded on the readings and quizzes you complete on-line.
Student Registration Instructions
To access REVEL from your Blackboard course:
Start from your Blackboard course.
Select a content area. The link is called “Revel Text and Quizzes”from the left navigation menu.
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
In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .
If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
Revel Chapter Activities/Quizzes: ( - = 25%
Assignments: You will have one paper, and a choice between a paper or a multi-media presentation =20%
Journal Entries- = 10%
Discussions- “Coffee Talks” - = 20%
Final Project = 15%
Final Exam:.= 10%
Chapter Quizzes and Activities:
Each week we will study a new Interpersonal Communication topic. All of the readings are located in Revel. You will find this linked to the course content. The link is called, ‘Revel Text and Quizzes”.
You need to read the chapters and take the smaller self tests and quizzes as you go. There is a Quiz at the end of each Chapter.
Your scores for each week’s activities and quizzes will be worth different point values, but will count for 25% of your total grade.
The lowest grade will be dropped
Two 2-3 page papers will be assigned during the semester. However, you will have a choice between an essay or a presentation for the second assignment. These are each worth 10% of your final grade. Assignments must be submitted to the Assignment Drop Box by 11:30 PM on the due date.
There will be periodic journaling assignments during the semester. These are meant to be private, and will only be seen by your instructor. This assignment is designed to allow you to go deeper into the IPC topics, and reflect on how they work in your life
These journal entries must be written using formal language (no slang or text language). You can write as much as you want, but no less than 100 words (3 paragraphs).
“Coffee Talk” Discussions:
We will have numerous on-line discussions during the semester. Your participation in these discussions is crucial to your success in the class.. Everyone must contribute in order to ensure a lively discussion.
Stay on Topic, Construct a quality response and use proper “nettiquette”. More information about “nettiquette” is available through Blackboard.
failing to cite sources within emails or discussions is a form of plagiarism, which is grounds for receiving a 0 on the assignment. Students who violate Discussion Forum rules will be asked to leave the discussion through a private email, and they will receive a zero for the discussion assignment.
“Water Cooler” Discussion area:
*If you have general questions about the course and/or assignments, you can post in the “Water Cooler” discussion area. I will answer them here, and more than likely, you have a question your classmates might have that same questions. So, don’t be shy.
You will write an essay about your IPC skills before and after this course as they relate to family, friends, workplace, romantic relationships etc. . More information will follow. .
The final exam will be comprehensive and worth 100 points. Check course calendar for due date.
Late Work Policy:
This is an eight week class, so there is not much time to catch up if you fall behind. The “coffee talks’ are meant to be your class participation, so I will not accept late posts.
As for other assignments, I will take 20 points off if the assignment is turned in one day late. After that, I will grade the assignment, and average it with a zero. (half credit)
C= 70- 79
F= 59 or below
Students may write up to 4 papers during the semester to earn extra credit. These 2 page papers are worth an additional 5 points to an assigned paper or Revel assignment..
Or, it will replace a zero for a “coffee talk” with a 70. The papers may be turned in at any point in the semester but no later than the week scheduled for final projects. Make sure you allow enough time to complete class assignments before you focus on extra credit papers.
No administrative withdrawals will be initiated by the instructor. It is each student’s responsibility to drop a class or withdraw from school in the event he/she decides to quit attending class.
Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact disAbility Services (located in the Student Services Center 119; phone number 371 5436) as soon as possible.ad
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MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AT AC
As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student’s ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/. Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5450. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is www.actx.edu/arc
Every student is required to comply with the policies published in the “Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.”
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016.
*Students who have perfect attendance will be exempt from the Final Exam.
It is the responsibility of the student to sign-in for daily attendance records. If the student does not sign-in appropriately, he or she will not qualify for the exemption from the Final Exam as part of the perfect attendance incentive.
3 tardies = 1 absence. 3 early exits = 1 absence.
You will have several assignments to complete each week. Unless otherwise specified, all assignments are due on Sundays by 11:59PM.
Week 1: March 21-27
Purchase your textbook. “Interpersonal Messages” by Joseph A. Devito includes an on-line component called Revel. This is where you will complete your readings and quizzes. You must purchase Revel to be successful in the course.
Read the Start Here lesson. It is the link called “Start Here” on Blackboard- This will help you learn how to navigate the course
Assignments for the week Due Sunday by 11:59PM
*submit your contact information as a word doc. or pdf to the assignment drop box. You will find it in the “week 1” tab
Reading: Revel Chapter 1 and 2- read the chapter and complete the short quizzes after each section. Do not complete shared writing.
Assessment: Take the Revel final chapter quizzes at the end of each chapter
Interaction: Post to the “Coffee Talk discussion board, and reply to two classmates
Real life application:Complete the journal assignment “Strengths, Weaknesses and Goals”
Week 2: March 28-April 3
Reading: Revel Assignment- Chapter 3 and 4 : Perception of Self and others and Listening and Interpersonal Communication
Read the chapters and Take the short quizzes after each section. Quizzes only, not shared writing
Real life application: Journal Entry- self Concept *You must have the textbook to respond to this journal assignment
Assessment: Chapter 3 Quiz and Chapter 4 quiz
* Chapter 3 and 4 quizzes are found at the end of the chapter in Revel
Week 3: April 4-10
Reading: Revel Assignment Chapter 9: - Interpersonal Relationships
Read the chapter and take the quizzes after each section. Quizzes only, not shared writing
Assessment: Chapter 9 Quiz
* Chapter 9 quiz is found at the end of the chapter in Revel
Interaction: Coffee Talk: Ethical Messages *The information you need for this assignment is found in the relationship stages section in chapter 9.
Major Assignment: Paper 1 due in the Assignment Drop Box, “The Way We See Me , submit the essay as a word doc or pdf. Attach the worksheets with your essay.
Week 4: April 11-17
Reading: Revel assignment Chapter 10 - Interpersonal Relationships Types and Theories
Read the chapter and take the quizzes after each section, quizzes only, not shared writing
Interaction: Coffee Talk post and reply to two classmates
Assessment: Chapter 10 quiz
* Chapter 10 quiz is found at the end of the chapter in Revel
Week 5: April 18-24
Reading: Revel Assignment-Chapter 11: Interpersonal Conflict Management
Read the chapter and take the quizzes after each section, quizzes only not shared writing
Real life application: Journal Entry: Analyze a recent conflict
Assessment: Chapter 11 Quiz
Major Assignment: Your choice, “Love Lyrics” or “Relationship Analysis
Week 6: April 25-May 1
Reading:Revel Assignment: Chapters 5 and 6: Verbal Messages and Nonverbal messages
Read the chapters and take the quizzes after each section. Quizzes only, no shared writing
interaction: Coffee Talk: Verbal/Nonverbal scavenger hunt,
Assessment: Quiz chapters 5 and 6
Week 7: May 2-8
Reading; Revel Assignment Chapter 7: - Emotional Messages Chapter 7
Read the chapter and take the quizzes after each section. Quizzes only, not shared writing
Real life application: Journal Entry: communicating emotions
Assessment: Quiz Chapter 7
*Chapter 7 quiz is at the end of the chapter in Revel
*Final project is due Monday
You will receive 5 bonus points if it is submitted early*
Week 8: May 9-11
Reading: Revel Assignment Chapter 8: - Conversation Messages
Read the chapter and take the quizzes after each section. Quizzes only, no shared writing
Don’t forget the final quiz at the end of the chapter
Real life application: Journal Entry *due Wednesday* : Table 8.1 p. 171 Have you met one of these people, or even been one of them? What can you do to improve your conversation skills
Major Assignment: Final Project essay is due Monday May 9 by 11:59PM
Assessment: Final Exam Opens on Sunday May 8 and closes on Wednesday May 11 at 11:59PM
*No work will be accepted after . Wednesday May 11 at 11:59PM..
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