Goal: Enhance the effective use of the English language essential to students' success in school and in the world by way of learning:
- to read and listen critically and
- to write and speak thoughtfully, clearly, coherently, and persuasively.
- Analytical Writing Rubric - California State, Longbeach
- General Education Assessment Criteria - Oral Communication - U. of South Carolina
- General Education Assessment Criteria - Written Communication - U. of South Carolina
- Information Competence - California State University
- Levels of Connection - Bowling Green
- Levels of Investigation - Bowling Green
- Levels of Leadership - Bowling Green
- Levels of Participation - Bowling Green
- Levels of Presentation - Bowling Green
- Oral Presentation Holistic Scoring Rubric - Southeast Missouri
- Research Process - North High School, Downers Grove, Illinois
- Scoring Guide for Writing - California State University, Fresno
- Scoring Rubric for Reflection Papers - California Polytechnic State U.
- Writing Rubric - Johnson Community College
- Writing Rubric - Northeastern Illinois
- Writing Rubric - Roanoke College
Learning Outcomes: 1
1. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate oral and/or written expression by listening and reading critically for elements that reflect an awareness of situation, audience, purpose, and diverse points of view.
Learning Outcomes: 2
2. Students will demonstrate the ability to distill a primary purpose into a single, compelling statement and order and develop major points in a reasonable and convincing manner based on that purpose.
Learning Outcomes: 3
3. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop appropriate rhetorical patterns (i.e., narration, example, process, comparison/contrast, classification, cause/effect, definition, argumentation) and other special functions (i.e., analysis or research), while demonstrating writing and/or speaking skills from process to product.
Learning Outcomes: 4
4. Students will demonstrate the ability to understand that the writing and/or speaking processes include procedures such as planning, organizing, composing, revising, and editing.
Learning Outcomes: 5
5. Students will demonstrate the ability to make written and/or oral presentations employing correct diction, syntax, usage, grammar, and mechanics.
Learning Outcomes: 6
6. Students will demonstrate the ability to manage and coordinate basic information gathered from multiple sources for the purposes of problem solving and decision-making.
Learning Outcomes: 7
7. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize the use of evidence, analysis, and persuasive strategies, including basic distinctions among opinions, facts, and inferences.
Courses Meeting Communication General Education Requirement
For the purpose of the Communication requirement, courses will come from such areas as English composition, oral presentational communication, and other areas emphasizing communicating to an audience. The requirement does not include course work in areas such a writing intensive courses in disciplines like literature, history, or philosophy.
All learning outcomes must be satisfied by any course(s) in this category.
ENGL 1010 Composition I
ENGL 1020 Composition II
SP 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking