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00 welcome to hcom-100

  1. 1. WELCOME to HCOM-100 Intro to Human Communication Studies
  2. 2. ADDS & DROPS <ul><li>“ Adding” Procedure: This class is full. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Open” sections: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>use Titan Telephone System during first two weeks of school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Closed/full” sections: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>need the “PERMISSION TO ADD” form </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Dropping” Procedure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!!! I might drop you, but don’t count on it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formally drop through Titan Registration </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. COMMUNICATING WITH ME <ul><li>How to communicate with me: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Human Communication Studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 714-278-7175 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office: CP-420-__ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Office Hours: _______ </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Let’s go over the Syllabus <ul><li>GE Requirement: Core Competency of Category I.A Oral Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Seven goals for student learning in the oral category </li></ul><ul><li>Other objectives specific to this course </li></ul>
  5. 5. Required Text <ul><li>Get the textbook: Beebe, S.A., Beebe, J.J. & Ivy, D.K. (2004). Communication: Principles for a Lifetime (2 nd ed.). Boston: Pearson. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOOKS MUST BE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BROUGHT TO EVERY CLASS! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. WRITING REQUIREMENTS <ul><li>Reaction Paper = 15pts </li></ul><ul><li>Dyad Paper = 10pts </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Outline Final Draft = 25pts </li></ul>
  7. 7. ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES <ul><li>Oral presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Written Papers </li></ul><ul><li>Group Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Practice applications of concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul>
  8. 8. CLASS PARTICIPATION <ul><li>Come to every class </li></ul><ul><li>Be on time </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t interrupt each other </li></ul>
  9. 9. ONLINE QUIZZES <ul><li>Find them on the Blackboard Course Website </li></ul><ul><li>Do them BEFORE we are scheduled to talk about that chapter in class. The quiz will expire one hour before class! </li></ul><ul><li>Online quizzes are very helpful for preparing for the exams </li></ul>
  10. 10. More on the REACTION PAPER <ul><li>Analyze what you’ve learned </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrate your growing communication competency </li></ul><ul><li>2-3 pages; double-spaced; proper grammar </li></ul><ul><li>!!! LATE PAPERS </li></ul><ul><li>WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED !!! </li></ul>
  11. 11. EVIDENCE HUNT <ul><li>The truth is out there! Evidence CAN be found! </li></ul><ul><li>APA style citation verbalized in presentation is REQUIRED! </li></ul><ul><li>You will NEED this info to complete your Outline Rough Draft! </li></ul>
  12. 12. PRESENTATION OUTLINE ROUGH DRAFT <ul><li>May not sound important, because of the words “rough draft” – but look at the points (25) </li></ul><ul><li>Topic must be approved by instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Can turn in the handwritten filled-in form because CONTENT is the focus of this assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Rough draft must incorporate the information gathered in your “Scavenger Hunt for Evidence” assignment </li></ul>
  13. 13. 15pts DYAD PAPER <ul><li>Help you prepare for public presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate supportive relationship w/constructive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting outside of class time </li></ul><ul><li>2-pg summary of your dyad experience </li></ul>
  14. 14. PRESENTATION OUTLINE FINAL DRAFT <ul><li>Look at the points (25) </li></ul><ul><li>Must be typed, FULL-SENTENCE outline format </li></ul><ul><li>CONTENT, FORM & FUNCTIONALITY are all important in this assignment </li></ul>
  15. 15. 50pts PUBLIC PRESENTATION <ul><li>Informative or persuasive speech </li></ul><ul><li>5-6 minutes (MUST BE WITHIN TIME) – If you are overtime or undertime you will lose points – it shows that you did not REHEARSE or that you did not TIME your rehearsals </li></ul><ul><li>VISUAL AIDS MUST BE USED </li></ul><ul><li>!!! PRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RESCHEDULED !!! </li></ul>
  16. 16. EXAMS – 200pts <ul><li>2 – 100pts each – non-cumulative </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple choice/T&F - Covers text and lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Must have legitimate excuse for not attending exams (i.e., doctor’s note, etc). </li></ul><ul><li>Make-up exams are comprised of ESSAY QUESTIONS ONLY. </li></ul>
  17. 17. GRADING <ul><li>No changes unless I’ve made a mathematical error </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions about grades will be held in private – not during class time </li></ul><ul><li>I will be happy to meet with you during my office hours to discuss how you can enhance your grade </li></ul>
  18. 18. GENERAL INFO & RULES <ul><li>Be punctual </li></ul><ul><li>Complete assignments on time </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in class discussions & activities </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t do homework from other classes during our class time </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off cell phones & video games </li></ul><ul><li>Do not mock, interrupt or otherwise disrespect your class-mates </li></ul>
  19. 19. CHEATING & PLAGIARISM <ul><li>WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>RESULTS IN AN “F” FOR THE COURSE!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>MAY BE GROUNDS FOR EXPULSION!!! </li></ul>
  20. 20. SUBJECT TO CHANGE <ul><li>If changes to syllabus are made: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I will reduce the amount of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I will give extra time for assignments to be completed and turned in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I may waive a particular assignment altogether </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. STUDENT PROFILE & READING ASSIGNMEMT <ul><li>Due at next class meeting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Chapter One </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why Study Communication? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. What questions do you have? ? ? ? ? ?