Block A1 Oral Communications

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Criteria for Evaluating GE Course Proposals

Block A1 Oral Communications

In general, course proposals for courses submitted as satisfying specific general education requirements must provide:

  1. Clear evidence that student learning outcomes specific to the block or GE requirement are being taught and assessed
  2. Course content in outline that demonstrates adequate time devoted to teaching and assessing the outcomes
  3. Evidence of specific training, currency and/or experience in the basic intellectual and pedagogic competencies in the specific block or designated area

Course information


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GE Governing Principles

Proposal clearly demonstrates that the course

  1. Requires the practice and evaluation of writing in English, including, where appropriate, library assignments
  2. Provides ample opportunity for students to be active learners in their educational experience
  3. Does not require a non-General Education prerequisite

If the response to any of the GE governing principles above is No, the course will be returned unapproved.

Block or GE Requirement Student Learning Outcomes

Proposal clearly demonstrates that student learning outcomes are being taught and assessed sufficiently

  1. Describe the theoretical foundations of oral communication
  2. Recognize the importance and purpose of oral communication in social life
  3. Analyze the audience and situation and adapt to the specific context in which a speech is to be delivered
  4. Conduct research and evaluate the quality of source materials and their appropriateness for use in a specific occasion, purpose, and context
  5. Prepare outlines that include appropriate organization, well-supported claims, reasoned arguments, and sensitivity to the rhetorical situation
  6. Perform a variety of well-prepared speeches using effective delivery techniques
  7. Listen to and evaluate the public communication of others and provide constructive criticism

Implementation and Assessment

Proposal or supplemental materials provide evidence of

  • Specific training, currency and/or experience in the basic intellectual and pedagogic competencies in the specific block or designated area