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General Outcome

Students completing a Communication (C) course, in fulfillment of the Communication requirement, will be better prepared for more effective in-person and / or media-based interactions with individuals and within groups.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:
  1. choose, organize, and develop in-person and/or media-based modalities and material for presenting ideas and for working with individuals and within groups;
  2. engage critically and constructively in exchanging ideas, keeping discussions and presentations relevant and focused;
  3. adapt communication styles and media formats to the contexts in which specific interactions and presentations occur;
  4. recognize nonverbal, verbal, and media communication reflecting diverse perspectives on culture, ethnicity, age, gender, and/or sexual orientation;
  5. identify and practice different norms and roles that facilitate human interaction;
  6. understand and implement appropriate methods for making decisions and solving problems.

Suggested Curriculum Considerations

Components for all Communication/C courses will facilitate an understanding of how communication is important within the specific discipline.

For students to achieve the prescribed General Education Outcomes and gain valuable experiences, it is expected that a pragmatic balance of individual and group work will be used within each course to fulfill one or more of the following activities:

Applications of communication principles and processes will be introduced as appropriate. Cumulatively, it is expected that including four or more of the following concepts within the academic and / or professional curriculum will help student achieve the Communication/C course outcomes: Throughout the course, the instructor will work to increase students’ awareness of nonverbal, verbal, and media communication within the contexts of culture, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, etc.



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