Data

Fall 2011

Hum220

Wednesday, 4:00-6:15 pm,

 

Course Number: 7425

Communication 630-01-1

 

Evaluation

classroom presentations
300 points
Final Paper
500 points
Classroom Interaction and discussion
200 points
Total Points
1,000 points
   

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GRADING SCALE FOE THE FINAL PAPER
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A

90-100

Exceptionally well-prepared completion of assignment indicating effort, individualized style and impact expected of effective communication.  Exceptionally well-prepared completion of assignment indicating effort, individualized style and impact expected of effective communication.

B

80-89

Unusually well-prepared completion of course materials and individual imagination distinctly superior to average effort.   Unusually well-prepared completion of course materials and individual imagination distinctly superior to average effort

C

70-79

Satisfactory completion of assignments. This includes a thesis statement, evidence, introduction and conclusion, etc.  Satisfactory completion of assignments. This includes a thesis statement, evidence, introduction and conclusion, etc

D

60-69

Unsatisfactory completion of assignments, misperceived objectives or methods, unorganized effort or failure to follow directions          Unsatisfactory completion of assignments, misperceived objectives or methods, unorganized effort or failure to follow directions

F

Below 50

Failure to complete assignments during the schedule time through lack of evident effort
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SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES

To explore the nature of a theory of culture and the salient features that should play a role in systems To understand how communication is structured and how it functions among disparate cultures

To identify the components and functions involved in the externalization of structural epistemology and internalization of structural hermeneutics and why they are significant components in a dialectic model of  culture as a stratified system. 

To understand the concept of cultural change due to the encroachment or the imposition of economic forces such as globalization, modernization, and the processes of internationalization

To understand the structural nature of change from the revision, modification, and reinterpretation of the past embedded in cultural space.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon the completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

They will be able to able to articulate the concept of culture theory.

They will be able to discuss the nature of communicative structures and how they function within a system of intercultural communication.

They will be able to identify structural components needed with for a theory of culture. 

They will be able to identify how the present is embedded in the past and how the future is embedded in the co-present. 

They will be able to argue either for or against the concept of a theory of culture.

COURSE POLICIES

Late papers will be reduced by one letter grade. If one is found plagiarizing on a paper, the value assigned to that project will be null and void. Cite your sources. Use APA, the new MLA, or the Chicago Manual of Style

Turn off cell phones and beepers during class.

Students who require special accommodations should meet with the instructor early in the term in order to discuss and resolve the problem. If the problem is related to a disability, please meet with someone at the Disability Resource Center first to assistance and guidance.

As noted above, the instructor reserves the right to make changes on the syllabus when necessary to meet the learning objectives, to compensate for missed classes, or for similar reasons.