| Syllabus College of Criminal Justice and Security CJA/363 Interpersonal Communications |
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This course prepares the student to communicate effectively in both written and verbal forms. The course covers best practices in investigative reporting, written reports and memos, and interpersonal verbal communication within criminal justice settings, including interactions with victims, suspects, incarcerated persons, government officials, staff, and civilians.
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Participation | All Week: Remember to participate in the class discussions by posting 2 replies on 4 out of 7 days during the week. Once you have satisfied the current week’s participation requirements, you may post replies to previous week’s discussions. Make sure that your replies are both quantitative and qualitative in content and do not merely state in a couple of sentences that you “agree” or “disagree” with your fellow learner. Your reply should include new content that expands upon the response to your fellow learner and include outside sources to substantiate your viewpoints and claims. For further details on substantial participation replies please review the Feedback Icon message posted in the Course Materials forum. Please make sure to use the proper APA formatting for in-body citations and references. | 4 out of the 7 days | 2 |
Discussion Questions | Due Day 3 (Thursday): Submit a response to Discussion Question #1 in the Main forum and begin commenting on each other’s responses. Please post your response in the DQ threads. Your response to the question must contain a minimum of 200 words, which does not include re-wording the question as part of the response. Please post your response to the following Discussion Question #1: * What are the key components of communication? How do these key components affect the process of communication and its overall effectiveness? How might you improve the use of these key components of effective communication? Due Day 5 (Saturday): Submit a response to Discussion Question #2 in the Main forum and begin commenting on each other’s responses. Please post your response in the DQ threads. Your response to the question must contain a minimum of 200 words, which does not include re-wording the question as part of the response. Please post your response to the following Discussion Question #2: * What role does listening play in oral communication within the criminal justice system? How do the various types of listening play a role in effective communication? Compare and contrast the most important listening types and why they are important in the criminal justice system. | DQ #1 due Day 3, Thursday DQ#2 due Day 5, Saturday | 1 1 |
Individual Barriers to Effective Communication Paper | Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper in which you describe the following:The process of communication and its componentsDifferences between listening and hearing in communicationThe formal and informal channels of communication in criminal justice organizationsDifferent barriers to effective communicationStrategies that may be implemented to overcome communication barriersProvide real-world examples to illustrate your points.Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. | Due Day 7, Monday | 10 |
Week Two: Verbal and Nonverbal Communication |
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