Oral Communication

Oral Communication focuses on developing students’ ability to create and deliver a variety of message types. Students will learn to monitor and ethically practice their own verbal and nonverbal communication to become an effective communicator, demonstrating respect and consideration for a multitude of audiences with whom they will communicate in a range of intercultural, personal, and professional contexts. They will learn to use oral communication as a way of thinking and learning, as well as to share ideas. 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of and proficiency in constructing and delivering multiple message types.
  2. Students will understand and practice effective elements of ethical verbal and nonverbal communication.
  3. Students will develop analytical skills and critical listening skills.
  4. Students will understand the influence of culture in communication and will know how to cope with cultural differences when presenting information to an audience. Students develop the ability to use oral communication as a way of thinking and learning, as well as sharing ideas.

Required: One approved course; increased emphasis on oral communication in appropriate General Education courses.

Approved Courses: For the current list of approved courses, please see the Catalog.

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