FOR WHOM PLANNED:
This course is designed to help students become competent communicators. Through various speaking opportunities students will learn to evaluate and construct clear and coherent arguments for diverse contexts. Through reflection and analysis, students will be introduced to the principles and basic skills necessary to build and sustain relationships in society. Digital recording will allow students to evaluate and enhance communication skills.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have met the expectations for a general course in Reasoning and Discourse. This course also provides learning opportunities related to the broader GEC Learning Goals and Speaking Intensive Goals.
LG1. Foundational Skills: Think critically, communicate effectively, and develop appropriate fundamental skills in quantitative and information literacies. [GRD, WI, SI, GLT, GFA, GPR, GHP, GMT, GNS, GSB, GL, GN]
GEC- Reasoning and Discourse: Students gain skills in intellectual discourse, including constructing cogent arguments, locating, synthesizing and analyzing documents, and writing and speaking clearly, coherently, and effectively.
SLO1: Critically evaluate written, oral, and/or visual arguments (LG1)
SLO2: Construct cogent, evidence-based arguments (LG1)
SI- Speaking Intensive: In a course in any subject, students receive instruction in an appropriate mode of oral communication (interpersonal or small group communication, or presentational speaking), and enhanced opportunities to practice improvement of oral communication skills.
SLO1: Students will be able to speak in genres appropriate to the disciplines(s) of the primary subject matter of the course.
Communication Studies SLOs (Inclusive of GRD, SI, and Critical Thinking):
SLO: A- Create persuasive cogent evidence-based arguments for diverse contexts and audiences by effectively using logical reasoning and credible evidence.
SLO: B- Demonstrate competent...