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General Education Goal 3: Communication Skills

General Education Goal 3: Communication Skills

Developing writing and speaking skills: Students will be able to generate, explore, organize, and convey ideas in writing and orally, using language and other media (for example, digital texts, images, and graphs) to present those ideas clearly, confidently, and in a manner appropriate to specific communication situations.

CBASE: 9 Credit Hours Required (COMP 201, COMP 202, and 3 credit hours in oral communications)
CAPS: 9 Credit Hours Required (ENGL 111, ENGL 112, and SPCH 111 or COMM 212)

  • Learning Outcome 3-A (O3-A): Context of and Purpose for Writing – Demonstrates a thorough consideration of context, audience and purpose and a clear focus on the assigned task(s).
  • Learning Outcome 3-B (O3-B): Content Development – Uses appropriate, relevant and compelling content to explore ideas within the context of the assignment.
  • Learning Outcome 3-C (O3-C): Organization and Format – Demonstrates organization within paragraphs and within the overall document that enhances the content, helping to clarify the message. Document format meets genre conventions and audience expectations.
  • Learning Outcome 3-D (O3-D): Sources and Evidence – Demonstrates consistent use of credible, relevant sources to support ideas that are situated within the discipline and genre.
  • Learning Outcome 3-E (O3-E): Control of Style, Syntax and Mechanics – Uses straightforward language that conveys meaning to readers. The language in the document has few errors in syntax and mechanics.
  • Learning Outcome 3-F (O3-F): Writing Process – Writing process (drafts, incorporation of peer or instructor feedback) is well documented, demonstrates adequate use of peer and / or instructor feedback, and leads to an improved final product.
  • Learning Outcome 3-G (O3-G): Language – Language choices are thoughtful and generally support the effectiveness of the presentation. Language in presentation is appropriate to audience.
  • Learning Outcome 3-H (O3-H): Delivery – Delivery techniques (posture, gesture, eye contact and vocal expressiveness) make the presentation interesting, and speaker appears comfortable.