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Discipline: Degree: AA - Liberal Arts Emphasis Communication - A8982
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Argumentation and Debate SPCH 20
  • Students will be more argumentative.
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will perform in front of a live audience.
  • Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research.
  • Students will become less verbally aggressive.
  • Students will critique an argument.
Argumentation and Debate - Honors SPCH 20H
  • Students will be more argumentative.
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will perform in front of a live audience.
  • Students will use multiple electronic resources to conduct research.
  • Students will become less verbally aggressive.
  • Students will critique an argument.
Forensics: Contest Speech and Debate SPCH 15
  • Students will feel more confident
  • Students will apply techniques from multiple genres of speech communication
  • Students will compete in an intercollegiate forensics tournament.
Forensics: Individual Event Team SPCH 16
  • Students will compete in an intercollegiate forensics tournament
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will apply techniques from multiple genres of speech communication.
  • 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.
General Cultural Anthropology ANTH 22
  • Students will be able to examine the field of anthropology and its history as a holistic discipline.
  • Students will be able to explain ethnographic field work and cultural relativism.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze ethnocentric attitudes and beliefs in themselves and as expressed by others.
  • Students will be able to illustrate the evolution of culture through the development of civilization.
  • Students will be able to distinguish human language as a unique form of communication.
  • Students will be able to explain and analyze the potential influence of culture on personality development, and on the structure of marriage and the motivation for particular marriage rules.
  • Students will be able to analyze and describe differences between kinship and nonkinship systems of organization in various societies, as well as the various patterns of political organizations.
  • Students will be able to contrast and compare the various subsistence patterns required in various environments including methods of exchange and differences in consumption practices.
  • Students will be able to contrast and compare the universal functions of religion and art in various cultures.
  • Students will be able to evaluate and describe the influence of American culture on various ethnic groups.
  • Students will be able to identify and predict the current and future problems facing humanity.
Intercultural Communication SPCH 7
  • Students will examine the relationship between communication and culture.
  • Students will evaluate their own intercultural competencies
  • Students will demonstrate cultural sensitivity in conflict management
  • Students will examine cultural factors that influence perceptions.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will define culture.
Interpersonal Communication SPCH 26
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well being.
  • Students will improve their interpersonal listening skills.
  • Students will be able to formulate suitable conflict management strategies for interpersonal conflict.
  • Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will evaluate their self concept.
Interpersonal Communication - Honors SPCH 26H
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will evaluate their self concept.
  • Students will demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their lifelong personal well being.
  • Students will improve their interpersonal listening skills.
  • Students will be able to formulate suitable conflict management strategies for interpersonal conflict.
  • Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
Major World Religions PHIL 15
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast a variety of religious themes. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary religious text. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will understand the impact of religion in the world at large. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the practice, belief and history of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students completing an assignment in Major World Religions will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their world religion coursework.
Major World Religions - Honors PHIL 15H
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast a variety of religious themes. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary religious text. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will understand the impact of religion in the world at large. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Major World Religions Students will be able to identify the practice, belief and history of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students completing an assignment in Major World Religions Honors will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
Mass Media and Society JOUR 100
  • Students will understand the respective functions of the fields that comprise the mass media, advertising, and public relations.
  • Students will be familiar with basic mass media law and ethics.
Multicultural American Literature LIT 3
  • Students will write a literary analysis.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
Oral Interpretation of Literature SPCH 4
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will perform in front of a live audience.
  • Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication.
  • Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research.
  • Students will be able to classify literature into the poetry, drama or prose genre
  • Students will construct a program of literature that advances an argument.
  • Students will be able to edit a text for performance.
  • Students will be able to compose an original introduction for a literary selection.
  • Students will identify the central theme of a literature selection.
  • Students will evaluate performances of literature using an appropriate critical framework.
  • Students will express subtext of written literature.
  • Students will critique videotaped performances of their literature performances using an appropriate theoretical framework.
  • Students will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Demonstrate effective use of voice, body, facial expressions, focal points, emphasis, and integration of manuscript during performance
Principles of Acting I THTR 11
  • Students will know basic theater terminology, and apply same in practicums.
  • Students will feel a greater level of self-confidence in communicating situations involving public presentation.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to apply basic knowledge in any theatrical situation.
  • Students who complete THTR 11 will be able to analyze acting in theatrical performances.
  • Students will be able to read a script and identify a character's given circumstances.
  • Students will be able to apply learned performance techniques to any rehearsal environment.
  • Understand the role of theater as both a way of communicating ideas and as a medium for entertainment.
  • Analyze plays to prepare a role for performance.
  • Synthesize plays and roles by expressing their feelings and discoveries.
  • Apply work habits that emphasize meeting deadlines, working with others, and giving structure and form to the craft of acting.
  • Develop and utilize effective vocal and physical communication techniques.
  • Develop analytical skills and listening techniques in order to critique a performance.
  • Students will be able to read a script and identify the character given circumstances.
  • Students will be able to meet the basic rehearsal criteria (memorization, character analysis, line call) without coaching.
  • Students will attend a live theater performance and be able to critically analyze the performances without using value judgments.
Principles of Acting II THTR 12
  • Students who complete THTR 12 will be able to produce acting monologues and scenes with confidence.
  • Students who complete THTR 12 will be able to evaluate the acting performances of others.
  • Recognize the theater's role in educating audiences.
  • Research and analyze advanced scenes and plays .
  • Synthesize research of scenes and plays by communicating to others their feelings and discoveries.
  • Evaluate and critique scenes.
  • Evaluate vocal and physical communication techniques.
Principles of Cultural Anthropology ANTH 5
  • Students will be able to recognize the immense scope of the multi-faceted discipline of anthropology and explain the relationships between its basic areas of inquiry: physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and archaeology.
  • Students will be able to assess the historical development of anthropology as a Western academic discipline, giving particular attention to the significant contributions and perspectives of women, minority and non-Western cultural anthropologists.
  • Students will be able to examine the basic conceptual framework which structures the anthropological study of humanity, identifying the crucial distinctions between ethnocentrism and the practice of cultural relativism.
  • Students will be able to analyze the key methodological practices of cultural anthropology, with its major focus on pursuing ethnographic research through fieldwork.
  • Students will be able to relate how the processes in any cultural system operate by analyzing the integrated, synergistic nature of all such systems.
  • Students will be able to recognize the diversity of human cultures by contrasting comparative ethnographic information from a significant variety of world societies.
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate the dynamics of culture change (both voluntary and involuntary), and apply this knowledge to understanding the complexities of culturally heterogeneous societies.
  • Students will be able to analyze how anthropological knowledge and insights can be applied to current societal issues, and then be extrapolated to an analytic evaluation of humanity's future.
Public Speaking SPCH 1A
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the reliability of information sources
  • Students will understand the need to adapt communication style to acknowledge the differences in others.
  • Students will utilize appropriate speech organization.
  • Students will deliver an organized verbal response to a prompt with little to no preparation time.
  • Students will be able to articulate an argument with reasoning and support.
  • Students will create full-sentence outlines using appropriate, credible research sources and attribution.
  • Students will speak extemporaneously (with minimal notes).
  • Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research.
  • Students will perform five speeches.
  • Students will evaluate the reliability of information sources.
  • Students will write formal speech outlines.
  • Students will be able to perform basic speech delivery skills
  • Students will critically evaluate public speeches.
  • Students will create and effectively utilize visual aids
  • Students will reduce communication apprehension.
  • Students will enjoy public speaking.
Public Speaking - Honors SPCH 1AH
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will be able to perform basic speech delivery skills.
  • Students will critically evaluate public speeches.
  • Students will understand the need to adapt communication style to acknowledge the differences in others.
  • Students will utilize appropriate speech organization.
  • Students will deliver an organized verbal response to a prompt with little to no preparation time.
  • Students will be able to articulate an argument with reasoning and support.
  • Students will create full-sentence outlines using appropriate, credible research sources and attribution.
  • Students will speak extemporaneously (with minimal notes).
  • Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research.
  • Students will perform five speeches
  • Students will create and effectively utilize visual aids.
  • Students will enjoy public speaking.
  • Students will evaluate the reliability of information sources.
  • Informative revelation speech outline with in-text citations and MLA works cited.
  • Informative revelation speech performance.
Race, Culture, Sex, and Mass Media Images JOUR 107
  • Students will recognize how the mass media contributes to racial, cultural, gender, and sexual stereotyping.
  • Students will analyze how the mass media and advertising contributes to racial, cultural, gender, and sexual stereotyping.
Sociology of Ethnic Relations SOC 20
  • Students will know major concepts of race and ethnicity.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their sociology coursework.
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
Sociology of Ethnic Relations - Honors SOC 20H
  • Students will know major concepts of the sociology of race and ethnic relations.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between society and the individual.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social, political, and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
  • Students will use sociological research concepts and theories to identify and analyze the social constructions of race and ethnicity, its interactions with different aspects of society, and its impact on the experiences of different racial/ethnic groups.
Voice and Diction SPCH 3
  • Students will feel more confident.
  • Students will perform in front of a live audience.
  • Students will be able to use electronic resources to conduct research.
  • Students will be able to produce language with appropriate breathing skills.
  • Students will be able to use phonemes.
  • Students will demonstrate vocal expressiveness.
  • Students will examine the relationship between culture and communication.