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AREA B - INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES

 

INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

4 hours for Science Majors
5 hours for Non-Science Majors

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Recognize & identify appropriate topics for oral presentations
  • Synthesize & logically arrange oral presentations
  • Adapt oral communication to specfic purposes & audiences
  • Utilize appropriate technologies for oral communication

Develop:

  • Students better prepared for career demands in 21st Century
  • Increased awareness of diverse sources of info & tradition
  • Enhanced problem solving & critical thinking skills
 
 
Students may take any combination of courses as long as ONE is from SECTION 1 and the total number of hours is at least 4 hours for science majors and 5 hours for non-science majors.

 

Category 1 - Oral Communication. ONE course must be chosen from the following:

ART 2000 Oral Communication and the Visual Arts (3). Recommended for Art Majors

COMM 1110 Public Speaking (3). Recommended for Education and Business Majors

ENGL 2000 American Speech (3)*

ENGL/THEA 2050 Self Staging: Oral Communication in Daily Life (3). Recommended for Education and Business Majors

PHIL 2020 Critical Thinking (3)

XIDS 1004 Oral and Technological Communication (4)*

Any 3 credits of foreign language 1001, 1002 (3). You must earn a C or higher at each level to continue on in the language sequence

 

Category 2 - Other Institutional Priorities. ONE course may be chosen from the following:

ANTH 1100 Faces of Culture (2)

BUSA 1900 Surï¬ng the Internet for Success (2) *

CS 1000 Practical Computing (1) *

CS 1020 Computers & Society (2) *

LIBR 1101 Academic Research & the Library (2)

MUSC 1110 Survey of World Music (2) *

XIDS 2001 What Do You Really Know About (1). Topics in this course vary each semester.

XIDS 2002 What Do You Really Know About (2). Topics in this course vary each semester.

Any 3 credits of foreign language 1001, 1002 (3). You must earn a C or higher at each level to continue on in the language sequence.

 

*Please note that not all courses in Area B are taught each semester.