This assignment asks you to reflect upon your own interpersonal communication skills and evaluate your effectiveness as a communicator in interpersonal situations. There are a variety of self-assessments to choose from and the documents containing these assessments are in a folder on the course CelticOnline page. Choose 10 assessments to complete and make sure to complete the assessment first before reading more about what the assessment attempts to measure. Try to choose a variety of assessments to obtain a well-rounded understanding of your interpersonal communication skills.
After completing the assessments, for each assessment you will need to complete a 2-page assignment in which you need to address the following concerns:
- Description —describe the exercise/assignment using the concepts discussed in class and in the textbook.
- Purpose —identify the purpose of the exercise by relating the exercise to the principles or theories discussed in class, in the textbook, in additional readings, and/or additional information provided about the assessment.
- Analysis —analyze the process of the exercise, i.e., what you learned and how you came to realize key concepts related to the purpose; analyze your strengths and limitations related to this competency.
- Self-Assessment —conclude your report by stating how principles learned can be applied to your personal communication skills and/or your success in interpersonal relationships; what have you learned to help you develop this competency?
I suggest you complete assessments as we cover the corresponding material in class. Additional documents contain original research that cover the purposes and definitions of each assessment.
BE SURE TO GIVE PROPER CITATIONS FOR WORK/IDEAS/CONCEPTS THAT ARE NOT YOUR OWN. Each assignment should have a reference sheet where you site your sources that contributed to your understanding of that assessment.
Your Self-Assessment Portfolio is due at the end of week 8. Please compile all the materials into one document. Each assessment should be included with your responses noted, followed by its reflection assignment and then the reference sheet. This order will occur 10 times for all 10 self-assessments. You will be penalized for lack of organization in this manner. This portfolio is worth 100 points.
An examination of communication theory and research as it applies to the creation, maintenance, or deterioration of interpersonal relationships. Topics include the creation and negotiation of meaning, identity development, social diversity and cultural influences, verbal/nonverbal messages, perception, conflict, power, self-disclosure, deception, empathy, the role of mediated communication, and interaction patterns in friendships, families, and work relationships.
The course combines theory application and experiential skill development. 3 credits –fulfills requirements in: Communication and Media major; Corporate Communication major; Communication Minor; Leadership and Social Change Minor; College of Leadership and Social Change Core; Social and Behavioral Sciences LAI Requirement, and C.O.M.P.A.S.S. Social Justice Quadrant.
Learning Outcomes for the Course
Your active participation in this course will produce the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate comprehension of communication principles and theories that explain and/or predict effective personal and professional relationships.
- Demonstrate various effective interpersonal communication skills and strategies that positively impact relationship development and/or maintenance.
- Demonstrate comprehension of variety of problematic communication behaviors that contribute to the deterioration and/or dissolution of interpersonal relationships and propose viable alternatives.
- Demonstrate ability to evaluate the impact of variables such as class, gender, race, status, power, etc. on communication competency
- Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
- Conduct introductory level research on interpersonal relations topic(s) within the communication and social sciences literature.
Floyd, K. (2016). Interpersonal communication: The whole story, (3rd Ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Participation and Attendance
Online class attendance is required as each module offers elements that are essential to your success in this course. Additionally, this class is highly interactive, so your active participation is necessary to create a cooperative learning experience for the entire class. You should expect that late responses to the discussion forums will have a negative impact on your learning, your success in this class, and your grade. The participation grade will be evaluated based on your ability to respond thoughtfully to the given prompts, apply course content to personal examples, and your attentiveness to the input of others.
As mentioned above, all absences and partial absences in the discussion forums will negatively influence your participation grade.
Assignments are due on the day noted in the syllabus. Like in the real world, poor time management or bad judgment on your part does not qualify as an acceptable excuse for late work. Expect point deductions for assignments not turned in on time. Plan your week accordingly and plan for the worst. Have extra places to save documents and know where you can get back up internet if for some reason yours is not working at the time of an important deadline. It is your responsibility to have back up plans for when things don’t go your way!
As this course is an online course, your ability to navigate Celtic Online is crucial to your success. Please make sure you are familiar with the lay out and ask questions when you can’t find something!
Since this is an online course, you will need consistent and reliable access to the internet. It is your responsibility to have back up internet options in the case that your personal internet source is unavailable for some reason. The excuse of “no internet” when it comes to assignments being turned in on time will not be acceptable. Your presentation will also be recorded; therefore, you will need to have access to a computer with recording capabilities (e.g., camera and mic with reliable and good quality video output).
Electronic Access to Library Sources: Carlow students may connect to EBSCOhost or the Wilson Omnifile journal index, by simply going to http://library.carlow.edu
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