39 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
(603)727-4772  
 
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Course Description: 

This is a one-semester, half-credit introductory course in Communications.  Throughout the semester, students will learn interpersonal communications skills, such as public speaking, small-group communication, media literacy, rhetoric, and communications technologies.  

 

Specifically, the course aims to develop:

 

  •     An understanding of fundamental English comprehension techniques
  •     The ability to use appropriate spelling, grammar, and writing mechanics
  •     Students’ ability to work effectively in small groups
  •     Students’ understanding of the nuances of Human communication, to include nonverbal, verbal, and written communication

 

NEEDS AND RESOURCES

Required Materials:

To successfully complete this course, you will need 

  • Various texts TBA*
  • Pencil
  • Notebook with notepaper

*Will be provided by LCS

 

COURSE SCHEDULE:

  • Unit 1: What does “Communication” include?
  • Unit 2: Verbal Communication
  • Unit 3: Nonverbal Communication
  • Unit 4: Written Communication
  • Unit 5: Small-group Communication
  • Unit 6: Communication Technologies
  • Unit 7: Media Literacy
  • Unit 8: Rhetoric



POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

General Rules: 

 

Students cannot miss more than 15 classes and receive credit for the course. 5 late arrivals/removals equal an absence.

 

Student Responsibilities:

 

  • Arrive to School/Class on time daily
  • Be prepared and ready to learn
  • Voice opinion in a respectful way
  • Strive for academic excellence
  • Take responsibility for your own actions

 

Schoolwide Expectations:

 

Our goal is for each student to identify his/her learning style; learn to effectively advocate for oneself; be respectful in communications and actions; acquire self-determination skills necessary to succeed; and to develop transition plans for life after high school.

  • Learning Style:

Learning style is developing an understanding of yourself and how you learn.

 

  • Self-Advocacy:

As a student, self-advocacy is communicating your needs so you can have control of your life.

 

  • Respect:

As a student, using social skills will allow you to respect yourself, your environment, and others.

 

  • Self-Determination:

Self-determination skills will allow you to manage and overcome obstacles in your life and to ultimately achieve success.

 

  • Transition:

Transition is learning to effectively manage change.



Grading Policies:

Each student is graded on participation and fulfillment of student responsibilities (5 pts per day) in addition to formative assessments (5-10 pts each), and summative assessments (10-20 pts each). Assignments turned in more than a week after returning from an absence will receive no credit.      

 

Grading Scale: 

A+

97-100

B+

87-89

C+

77-79

D+

67-69

   

A

93-96

B

83-86

C

73-76

D

63-66

F

0-59

A-

90-92

B-

80-82

C-

70-72

D-

60-62

   

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Patrick Darley, LCS 
  • (603) 727-4772 M-F 8am-4pm
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