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									                       Communication Applications Syllabus
                          Smithson Valley High School
                                    2009-10

Instructor: Margaret Edmonson                  Room: C100
Telephone: 885-1048                            Conference Time: 8:30-9:20 a.m.
Email: m.edmonson@comalisd.org


This is a one-semester course required for graduation. Students will
develop skills in speaking, listening, responding, and thinking critically.


                              Class Procedures
Materials and Supplies Required:
       one three-ring binder (If you carry one for all your classes, that is fine.)
       notebook paper
       pens and pencils
       two highlighters (two different colors)
       subject dividers

Textbook: Glencoe Communication Applications (Class set available)
         Online resource: communicationapplications.glencoe.com

Evaluation: 9 weeks grade              60% major projects (yearbook spreads)
                                       40% daily classwork and homework, quizzes
                Semester Grade         42% 1st 9 weeks grade
                                       42% 2nd 9 weeks grade
                                       16% Semester Comprehensive Exam




Policies:
Conduct and attendance policy as stated in the Comal ISD Student Code of
Conduct Handbook and those established by the school.
Expectations:
                   Be prepared – Have your materials and assignments ready to go when the
                    bell rings.
                   Be on time – Take care of personal and grooming needs during passing
                    periods.
                   Be respectful – Treat others as you would want to be treated, and allow
                    everyone else the opportunity to learn.
                   Be involved – Participate in class discussions and activities.
                   Be responsible – Take care of yourself and your schoolwork. Let me know if
                    there is a problem; I want to help you succeed.
Plagiarism:        Students enrolled in this class will be expected to produce original works.
Plagiarism is defined as passing off someone else’s words or ideas as one’s own. It basically is
intellectual theft. Its consequences can be severe, ranging from loss of credit for the assignment
to legal action. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
Communication Applications
Syllabus Receipt and Acknowledgement

Please sign to acknowledge receipt of the syllabus and return to teacher.


__________________________                       ______________________________
Student Signature           Date                 Parent Signature           Date
UNIT 1: THE COMMUNICATION PROCESS
   Chapter 2: Exploring the Communication Process
         Section 2: Communicating for Success
         Section 1: The Nature of the Communication Process
   Chapter 1: Putting Communication to Work for You
         Section 1: Communication Choices
   Chapter 3: The Communication Process and You
         Section 1: Understanding Intrapersonal Communication
         Section 2: Understanding Self as a Communicator
   TEST: CHAPTERS 1, 2, & 3
   Famous Speech/Communicator Analysis (Informative Speech)

   Chapter 5: Understanding Nonverbal Communication
         Section 1: Principles of Nonverbal Communication
         Section 2: Nonverbal Communication to Create an Image
   Chapter 6: Toward Effective Listening
         Section 1: Understanding the Listening Process
         Section 2: Developing Listening Skills
   TEST: CHAPTERS 5 & 6
   Nonverbal Speech (Radio Commercials, Tongue Twisters)


UNIT 4: PRESENTATIONS
   Chapter 14: Preparing for Professional Presentations
         Section 1: Introducing Professional Presentations
         Section 2: Beginning the Presentation Process
         Section 3: Researching the Presentation Topic
   Chapter 15: Organizing Presentations
         Section 1: Parts of a Presentation
         Section 2: Patterns of Organization
   Chapter 16: Supporting Presentations
         Section 1: Using Support Materials
         Section 2: Developing Your Oral Presentation Style
   Chapter 17: Preparing for Presentations
         Section 1: Preparing for Individual Presentations
         Section 2: Preparing for Group Presentations
         Section 3: Rehearsing Presentations
   TEST: CHAPTERS 14, 15, 16, 17
         Deliver Commemorative Speech (Pay tribute to someone)
      Deliver Persuasive Speech
      Deliver Informative Speech
      Deliver Impromptu Speech


UNIT 3: GROUP COMMUNICATION
      Chapter 10: Understanding the Nature of Groups
      Chapter 11: Making Groups Work
      Chapter 12: Managing Conflict
      Chapter 13: Functioning as a Leader
      TEST: CHAPTERS 10, 11, 12, & 13
      Deliver Informative Speech (Group Project)

								
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