General OutcomeStudents 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 OutcomesStudents will be able to:
- choose, organize, and develop in-person and/or media-based modalities and material for presenting ideas and for working with individuals and within groups;
- engage critically and constructively in exchanging ideas, keeping discussions and presentations relevant and focused;
- adapt communication styles and media formats to the contexts in which specific interactions and presentations occur;
- recognize nonverbal, verbal, and media communication reflecting diverse perspectives on culture, ethnicity, age, gender, and/or sexual orientation;
- identify and practice different norms and roles that facilitate human interaction;
- understand and implement appropriate methods for making decisions and solving problems.
Suggested Curriculum ConsiderationsComponents 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:
- explore texts, online, periodical, and other research material without instructor guidance;
- research, prepare, and present a discipline-specific aspect of the course to classmates and instructor; produce an analytical or creative project on a student chosen topic germane to the course and discipline.
- discipline specific objectives for studying communication and acquiring applicable knowledge and skills through individual and group work;
- considerations and suggestions for building interpersonal trust and empathy;
- considerations and suggestions for listening actively;
- considerations and suggestions for coordinating group roles and tasks;
- considerations and suggestions for making decisions and solving problems;
- considerations and suggestions for managing disagreements and resolving conflicts;
- discipline specific perspectives for reflecting upon what these principles and processes mean to individual students.