Evaluation

 

 

 

 

Course Objectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Outcomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blackboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Policies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grading Scale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Outline

EVALUATION

12 online examinations, value of 1,200 points
Final Paper - 800 points
Final Examination: 2,000 points - the whole book and lecture series
Total Points: 5,000

 

SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES           

To explore the concept of cultural awareness and the parameters of experience based on interactions between people from different cultures

To understand how communication is structured and how it functions among disparate cultures

To identify structured conflicts that arise due to systemic differences among disparate cultures

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

 

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 cultural awareness.

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 conflicts that emerge in intercultural situations and discuss some of the ways in which such problems can be ameliorated.

They will be able to identify the forces of globalization, modernization and internationalization and discuss how these forces function in the creation of hybrid cultures

They will be able to argue either for or against the concept of a global acculturation.

 

BLACKBOARD 7.5

Within Blackboard, the student will find the course materials, assignments, recent messages and notifications. Students will be assigned to one of the classroom texts and direct a discussion of those texts in accordance to a schedule established by the instructor.

Students are responsible for in-class discussions and presentations. If one is late or absent, he must assume there will be no repetition of the material covered in class. The following texts will for the basis for group discussions. Students sign up for one of the following groups and present the concepts and discuss them in class as a group.

Blackboard enables each student to create his or her own homepage. This is a web page in which one is able to articulate one's academic profile and research interests. Once a homepage is created, it will appearch in all blackboard courses.

 


COURSE POLICIES

Late papers will be reduced by one letter grade. If one is found cheating on an examination or assignment or plagiarizing, 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.

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.

 

GRADING SCALE
Check Student Tools on Blackboard for final Grade

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
Check Student Tools on Blackboard for final Grade   Failure to complete assignments during the schedule time through lack of evident effort