Communication

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
SPCH 20Argumentation and Debate^ Students will critique an argument. ^ Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research. ^ Students will be more argumentative. ^ Students will become less verbally aggressive. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will perform in front of a live audience.
SPCH 20HArgumentation and Debate - Honors^ Students will be more argumentative. ^ Students will become less verbally aggressive. ^ Students will critique an argument. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will perform in front of a live audience. ^ Students will use multiple electronic resources to conduct research.
SPCH 15Forensics: Contest Speech and Debate^ Students will apply techniques from multiple genres of speech communication ^ Students will compete in an intercollegiate forensics tournament. ^ Students will feel more confident
SPCH 17Forensics: Debate Team^ Students will apply techniques from multiple genres of speech communication ^ Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research. ^ Students will become more argumentative. ^ Students will compete in an intercollegiate forensics tournament ^ Students will feel more confident.
SPCH 16Forensics: Individual Event Team^ Students will apply techniques from multiple genres of speech communication. ^ Students will compete in an intercollegiate forensics tournament ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will record their performances on video and review their own and others' performances to enhance their understanding of performance events and evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses as speakers.
SPCH 18Forensics: Readers Theater Team^ Students will collaborate to stage and perform multiple selections of literature as a group. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will perform for a live audience.
SPCH 2Fundamentals of Communication^ Students will evaluate their self concept ^ Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will perform three speeches ^ Students will solve a problem as a group. ^ Students will understand the need to adapt communication style to acknowledge the differences in others
SPCH 30Gateway to Communication Studies^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will assess various areas of the communication field and choose one specific area for further study. ^ Students will conduct research using a communication database. ^ Students will construct a literature review on one aspect of communication studies. ^ Students will evaluate theoretical components of communication theories. ^ Students will illustrate competence in research in the communication field. ^ Students will synthesize theoretical communication studies and draw conclusions.
SPCH 7Intercultural Communication^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will define culture. ^ Students will demonstrate cultural sensitivity in conflict management ^ Students will evaluate their own intercultural competencies ^ Students will examine cultural factors that influence perceptions. ^ Students will examine the relationship between communication and culture. ^ Students will feel more confident.
SPCH 7HIntercultural Communication - Honors^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will define culture. ^ Students will demonstrate cultural sensitivity in conflict management ^ Students will evaluate their own intercultural competencies ^ Students will examine cultural factors that influence perceptions. ^ Students will examine the relationship between communication and culture. ^ Students will feel more confident.
SPCH 26Interpersonal Communication^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will be able to formulate suitable conflict management strategies for interpersonal conflict. ^ Students will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well being. ^ Students will evaluate their self concept. ^ Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will improve their interpersonal listening skills.
SPCH 26HInterpersonal Communication - Honors^ Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior. ^ Students will be able to formulate suitable conflict management strategies for interpersonal conflict. ^ Students will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well being. ^ Students will evaluate their self concept. ^ Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will improve their interpersonal listening skills.
SPCH 4Oral Interpretation of Literature^ Students will construct a program of literature that advances an argument. ^ Demonstrate effective use of voice, body, facial expressions, focal points, emphasis, and integration of manuscript during performance ^ Students will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression. ^ Students will be able to classify literature into the poetry, drama or prose genre ^ Students will be able to compose an original introduction for a literary selection. ^ Students will be able to edit a text for performance. ^ Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research. ^ Students will critique videotaped performances of their literature performances using an appropriate theoretical framework. ^ Students will evaluate performances of literature using an appropriate critical framework. ^ Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication. ^ Students will express subtext of written literature. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will identify the central theme of a literature selection. ^ Students will perform in front of a live audience.
SPCH 8Professional and Organization Speaking^ Students will conduct an employment interview. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will understand the need to adapt communication style to acknowledge the differences in others
SPCH 8HProfessional and Organizational Speaking - Honors^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will understand the need to adapt communication style to acknowledge the differences in others
SPCH 1APublic Speaking^ Students will be able to articulate an argument with reasoning and support. ^ Students will be able to evaluate the reliability of information sources ^ Students will be able to perform basic speech delivery skills ^ Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research. ^ Students will create and effectively utilize visual aids ^ Students will create full-sentence outlines using appropriate, credible research sources and attribution. ^ Students will critically evaluate public speeches. ^ Students will deliver an organized verbal response to a prompt with little to no preparation time. ^ Students will enjoy public speaking. ^ Students will evaluate the reliability of information sources. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will perform five speeches. ^ Students will speak extemporaneously (with minimal notes). ^ Students will understand the need to adapt communication style to acknowledge the differences in others. ^ Students will utilize appropriate speech organization. ^ Students will write formal speech outlines.
SPCH 1AHPublic Speaking - Honors^ Informative revelation speech outline with in-text citations and MLA works cited. ^ Informative revelation speech performance. ^ Students will be able to articulate an argument with reasoning and support. ^ Students will be able to perform basic speech delivery skills. ^ Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research. ^ Students will create and effectively utilize visual aids. ^ Students will create full-sentence outlines using appropriate, credible research sources and attribution. ^ Students will critically evaluate public speeches. ^ Students will deliver an organized verbal response to a prompt with little to no preparation time. ^ Students will enjoy public speaking. ^ Students will evaluate the reliability of information sources. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will perform five speeches ^ Students will speak extemporaneously (with minimal notes). ^ Students will understand the need to adapt communication style to acknowledge the differences in others. ^ Students will utilize appropriate speech organization.
SPCH 6Small Group Communication^ Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication. ^ Students will facilitate a group decision-making process. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will perform a group presentation in front of a live audience. ^ Students will solve a problem as a group.
SPCH 99Special Projects in Speech^ SLOs will be defined in an independent study contract for the course.
SPCH 3Voice and Diction^ Students will be able to produce language with appropriate breathing skills. ^ Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research. ^ Students will be able to use phonemes. ^ Students will demonstrate vocal expressiveness. ^ Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication. ^ Students will feel more confident. ^ Students will perform in front of a live audience.