SPH-109 Interpersonal Communication
Reference Number 9757
Instructor: Dr. Donnetrice Allison
Office: Queen Anne, Room 114
Phone: (301) 322-0953
Fax: (301) 386-7511
Office Hours: MWF 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. & by appointment.
Development of oral communication skills to enhance human interaction, including nonverbal and verbal language usage, listening, conflict management, and multicultural communication.
POLICY FOR THE PLACEMENT OF NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH:
Completion of Sph.100 and ESL 106(C or higher) or placement by exam for non-native speakers of U.S. oral English. The student must be easily understandable and fluent in U.S. standard oral American English. Prerequisites: Reading and oral proficiency levels or SPH 100 and ESL 106 (C or higher).
1. Identify and apply intrapersonal communication concepts, including self-awareness, communication apprehension, and identity management.
2. Identify, apply, and perform supportive communication skills.
3. Identify, apply, and perform message formation skills.
4. Identify, apply, and perform influence and conflict management skills.
5. Identify, apply, and perform listening and response skills.
6. Identify and analyze orally or in writing potential communication barriers.
7. Identify and analyze orally or in writing barriers to multicultural understanding.
8. Demonstrate skills for enhancing multicultural communication in a role-play situation.
Adler, R. B. and Towne, N. (1996). Looking In, Looking Out, tenth edition. Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
Point Value Your Points
On-line Activities: There will be an assignment in association with each chapter in the text, see Announcements on the Blackboard site for specific instructions.
Quizzes: Quiz One on Unit One (Chapters 1-4). Quiz Two on Unit Two (Chapters 5-7). Final Quiz on Unit Three (Chapters 8-10).
Johari Window Paper & Presentation: Explain who you are based on the Johari Model described in the text Your paper must be typed, double-spaced, font size 10-12, 2-4 pages. In addition, be prepared to discuss what you wrote in your paper in a five-minute presentation before the class, on Thursday, February 26.
Communication Skills Role Play: Each student will be asked to demonstrate effective listening skills by responding to hypothetical scenarios through role-play, on Thursday, March 25.
Interpersonal Analyses: Based on class discussion and text, you will be asked to answer a series of questions examining the interpersonal interaction in a film (specific film TBA).
Group Presentation: Each group will be assigned a culture to analyze. Findings will be reported in a 4-5 page paper. In addition, groups will discuss their findings before the class, on Thursday, April 22.
Relationship Analysis: Students will write a 6-8 page paper analysis of a relationship in which they are currently involved. Details will follow closer to the due date on Thursday, May 13.
In-Class Activities: During each class meeting there will be graded activities, IN ADDITION, to the assignments listed above.
800 - 720 = A
719 – 640 = B
639 – 560 = C
559 – 480 = D
379 or below = F
**NOTE: The information contained in this syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.