Communication 1100 Spring 2011

        Instructor:  Leslie F. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Communication


        Office Number:  678/872-8072

Important Dates:   Spring 2011
        Drop/Add: Through January 18 @ 5:30 pm
        Classes Begin:  January 10, 2011
        Mid-term March 3, 2011 is the last day to withdraw with a W.
        MLK Holiday:  January 17, 2011
        Spring Break: March  7-11
        Classes End: May 3rd 
        Reading Day:  May 4
        Exams:  May 5-9


Final Exam Schedule:

MW   8 am (20056)       Monday, May 9 @ 8 am

MW   9:15 (20057)        Monday, May 9 @ 10 am

MW   2 pm (20060)       Monday, May 9 @ 12 noon

TR   12:30 (20067)        Thursday, May 5 @ 12 noon

TR     2 pm (20068)       Thursday, May 5 @ 2 pm

Text and Required Materials

Text:  Understanding Human Communication 10th Edition by Adler and Rodman (ISBN# 978-0-19-533612-2)

Required Daily Materials: 

Binder with all class materials, pen, pencil, class syllabus, class schedule, and grade calculation sheet.

TEXTBOOK Online Resources:

Includes chapter outlines, flash cards, and self-tests.  To get the most from course content , it is suggested that the student print out the chapter outlines and bring them to class.  All textbook resources can be located at the below textbook link.

Textbook Website


Course Syllabus and Schedule 

Service Learning  (CRN# 20268) Syllabus, Schedule, and Grade Log  Spring 2011

MW (CRN# 20256, 20257, 20260)  Syllabus, Schedule, and Grade Log for  Spring 2011

TR ( CRN# 20267) Syllabus, Schedule, and Grade Log for  Spring 2011

Major Assignments

Service Learning Class:  Major Assignments

Service Learning Packet:  Journal and Informative Presentation

COMM 1100 MW, TR Class:  Major Assignments

All assignments located under handouts



Chapters 1-5 Handouts

Chapter 1:  Communication Scenarios

Chapter 2:  Three Selves I Am A Puzzle  Assignment

Chapter 2: Impression Management (Complete Prior to class) 

Chapter 2:  Analogy Assignment

Chapter 2:  Analogy Speech Gradesheet

Chapter 2:  Bonus Movie Assignment

Chapter 4:  Are You a Good Listener  (Complete Prior to Class)

Chapter 5:  Magazine Cover Assignment (Complete Prior to Class)


Chapters 6-9 Handouts

Chapter 6:  Knapps Developmental Stages

Print and Bring all Chapter 7 Handouts to Class

Chapter 7: Johari Window (Complete Prior to Class)

Chapter 7: Personality Styles Inventory

Chapter 7:  Conflict Management Style Assessment

Chapter 8:  Group Project  Assignment Packet (not Service Learning)

Chapter 9:  Group Problem Solving Activity


Chapters 10-14 Handouts

Chapter 10:  Audience Adaptation Analysis

Chapter 11 Example of Formal Sentence Outline #1

Chapter 11: Example of Formal Sentence Outline #2

Chapter 12: Controlling Your Speech Apprehension

Chapter 13:  Informative Speech Assignment  & Topic Submission Sheet  (not Service Learning)

Chapter 14:  Persuasive Fallacies (Elementary My Dear Watson)


Course Evaluations

Be sure to complete the online Course Survey through your GHC email account and bring completion confirmation sheet to class.



Test Study Guide Materials
(These guides are provided as an additional tool.  They are divided up by chapter.  Be aware that these guides are simply a resource tool and are not intended as a sole measure of content on any test.)

Study Guide Questions for All Chapters 


PowerPoint Presentations 

These slideshows are simply a courtesy.  Actual lecture presentations include material not included on these slideshows.  Students are responsible for thorough notetaking in class.

Introductory Powerpoint

Ethics and Academics

Etiquette in a Mediated Society

Chapter 1:  Communication Overview

Chapter 2 Part I:  Self-Concept 

Chapter 2 Part II:  Perception

Chapter 3: Language

Chapter 4: Listening

Chapter 5: Nonverbal

Chapter 6: Understanding Relationships

Chapter 7: Improving Relationships

Chapter 8: The Nature of Groups

Chapter 9: Group Problem Solving

Chapter 10: Topic Selection

Chapter 11: Organization and Support

Chapter 12: Delivery

Chapter 12:  Tips for a Powerful PowerPoint

Chapter 13: Informative Speaking

Chapter 14: Persuasive Speaking