Course Map for

Communications 1010

Instructor:  Will Saxton
[Semester Class]

 

 

Month

Content

Skills

Assessment

August-

September

Course Introduction 
Chapters 1-4
Oral v. Written 

Networks & Channels 

Flow & Culture Nonverbal/Verbal 

Listening
 

Differences defined 

Understanding & use 

Differences understood

Active/Passive Listening

Class discussion 

Typed responses to end of chapter skill builders

Role play

Listening Logs
 

October

Chapters 6, 7
Job Search
Interviewing 

Types of interviews 

Written business messages 

Resumes 

Cover Letter 

Thank you note

Knowledge

Preparation

Questioning 

Follow-up 

Planning 

Drafting 

Revising

Interview analysis paper 

School to Careers Visitors

Class discussion 

Response groups 

Actual resume 

Cover letter

November

Chapters  5,8 & 9
Interpersonal 
 

Communication 

Working in teams 

Conflict Management & Negotiation 

Effective Meetings

Element Separation, 

Understanding rolls 

Techniques

Class Discussion 

Midterm test 

Group presentations

Role play

Midterm Test

December

Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 15
Speech delivery
 

Persuasive 

Speech response groups 

Individual speeches 
 
 

Gestures 

Posture 

eye contact 

Movement 

Approach 

Content 

Organization

Peer evaluation

Video - Self evaluation

Teacher evaluation

Presenting the speeches for the class and visitors

January

Fall Semester Class finish
Impromptu Speeches
Final exam