Interpersonal Communication (COMM 3393)
(Tentative Syllabus—Check with instructor to confirm.)
| Instructor: James L. Heflin, Ph.D.
| Office: 112 Music Building
Office Phone: 581-2426
Office Hours: Posted on website
Improving communication between persons. Discovering and overcoming obstacles in person-to-person communication.
Self-awareness of the student’s own communication behavior as well as that of others.
Miller, Sherod and Phyllis A. Core Communication. Evergreen, CO.: Interpersonal Communication Programs, Inc., 1997.
Lane, Shelly D. Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts. (second edition) Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2010.
Goals and Objectives:
Upon the 7th absence on MWF Classes, (unless an agreement has been arranged in advance with the professor), the student will receive an “F” for the course. In 16 week night classes, the student is allowed two absences.
|A||900 - 1000||An “I” will be given under extreme conditions agreed upon by student and professor. The “I” must be completed within ONE semester or date determined by professor.|
|B||800 - 899|
|C||700 - 799|
|D||600 - 699|
Student participation in any class is paramount. This is especially true of a course in interpersonal communication. The student is encouraged to actively participate in class discussion, exercises, and group activities. The student is asked to look at issues and concepts in regard to interpersonal communication and relationship development. The student is asked to focus attention on how communication within relationships and group activities can be improved. The student is asked to demonstrate a tolerance and appreciation of divergent opinions presented by students. An attitude of mutual respect between the instructor and the student and any speaker is critical to optimize the learning experience. As a result, any student who creates distractions during class by talking, eating, or being disrespectful to others will be required to leave the class, and will not be permitted to return to the class unless the professor determines the student has adopted an appropriate attitude of mutual respect and trust.