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COMS 5 - 6 (MWF 10:00 - 10:50) Course Calendar *

Week #

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

1

1/26 Course introduction

Read Chapter 1 – Human Communication

1/28 Human Communication

1/30 Communication Models

Read Chapter 2 - Perception and Self

2

2/2 Perception and Self

2/4 Identity Management

Read Chapter 3 - Verbal

2/6 Verbal Communication

Read Chapter 4 - Nonverbal

3

2/9 Nonverbal Communication

Read Chapter 5 - Listening and Critical Thinking

2/11 Listening

2/13 Critical Thinking

Review for Exam #1

4

2/16 Exam # 1 (Chapters 1,2,3,4, and 5)

Read Chapter 6 - Interpersonal Communication

2/18 Interpersonal Communication

2/20 Relationships

Deadline to complete Information Competence Pre-test

5

2/23 Gender/Interpersonal

Read Chapter 7 - Intercultural

2/25 Intercultural Communication

Read Chapter 12 - Communication Apprehension

2/27 Intercultural Potluck

Read Chapter 15 - Organizing Presentations

6

3/1 Introduction to Public Speaking

Assign Intercultural Dyad

3/3 Interviewing Dyad Partners

Read Chapter 16 - Delivery & Visual Aids

3/5 Public Speaking Workshop

Dyad Outlines Due

7

3/8 Dyad Presentations

Bring Videotape

3/10 Dyad Presentations 

Bring Videotape

3/12 Dyad Presentations 

Bring Videotape

Read Chapter 9 - Small Group Communication

8

3/15 Small Group

Groups assigned for Group Lesson 

3/17 Small Group

Read Chapter 13 - Topic Selection & Audience Adaptation

3/19 Small Group

Read Chapter 14 - Finding Information

9

3/22 Small Group

Dyad Self Evaluation Due 

3/24Small Group

 Read Chapter 17 - Informative Presentations

3/26Small Group

10

3/29 Small Group - Work Session

Read Chapter 11 - Media Literacy

3/31 Caesar Chavez Birthday Holiday

4/2 Small Group - Work Session

Small Group Outlines Due

11

4/5 Spring Break - No Class Meeting

4/7 Spring Break - No Class Meeting

4/9 Spring Break - No Class Meeting

12

4/12 Media Literacy

Small Group Outline Feedback

4/14 Media and Popular Culture

Read Chapter 18 - Persuasive Presentations 

4/14 Media Criticism

13

4/19 Media and Gender

Turn Off Your Television Week

4/21 Media Use Inventory

Turn Off Your Television Week

4/23 Media Journal Assignment Preparation

Turn Off Your Television Week

14

4/26 Persuasion in Action

4/28 Persuasion in Action

4/30 Group Lesson

15

5/3 Group Lesson

 Group Lesson Peer Evaluation Due

Media Use Paper Due

5/5 Group Lesson

Group Lesson Peer Evaluation Due

5/7 Group Lesson

Group Lesson Peer Evaluation Due

16

5/10 Reflecting on our Journey

Group Lesson Peer Evaluation Due

Group Lesson Self-Assessments Due

5/12 Exam #2 (Chapters 6, 7, 9, 11 and Lesson Questions)

5/14 Speech and Journal Preparation

Deadline for Information Competence Post-Test

Finals Week

Section 6 Monday, May 17th (10:15 am - 12:15 pm)

Section 12 Friday, May 21st (10:15 - 12:15)

Object Presentation - Object reflecting your communication style

Communication Journal Due

        Schedule is a guide to assist with semester planning and may be revised by the instructor to meet the needs of the class.

        If the class appears unprepared for discussions, I may choose to make an assessment of reading comprehension with unannounced quizzes.

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