Liberal Arts Core

LAC Category 1B Goals and Outcomes

Goal 1: Presentational/Speaking Skills: Students will display competence in creatingand presenting oral messages in a variety of contexts.

Outcome 1: Create and present well-organized, well-delivered speeches.

Outcome 2: Use effective audience analysis to communicate in interpersonal, group, and public situations.

Outcome 3: Use research support to make a persuasive argument.

Outcome 4: Use appropriate visual aids and/or technology to enhance communication.

Outcome 5: Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical responsibilities of communicators in public, interpersonal, and group situations.

Outcome 6: Work constructively in groups to solve problems and accomplish tasks by applying specific group communication concepts and  processes.

Goal 2: Thinking/Listening Skills: Students will develop thinking and listening skills necessary for effective communication in a variety of relational  contexts.

Outcome 1: Identify how the process of perception works in everyday life.

Outcome 2: Critically analyze and interpret verbal and nonverbal messages.

Outcome 3: Identify specific strategies for how interpersonal relationships begin, are maintained and end.

Outcome 4: Apply interpersonal conflict concepts to personal interactions.

Outcome 5: Demonstrate an understanding of language bias/prejudice and its impact on the communication process.

Outcome 6: Demonstrate an understanding of culture and its impact on the communication process.

Outcome 7Demonstrate effective listening in a variety of contexts.