In Communications Arts 101 you concentrated on writing and speaking
about experiences, as well as research, revision, argumentation, and
reflection. In this course we will build on your growing ability to
collect and synthesize information from a variety of sources and to
write and speak persuasively. When you complete this course, you should
feel more confident of your abilities in all these areas. Specifically,
you should be able to:
1. Distinguish between oral and written styles and adapt both oral and
written messages for specific audiences and purposes.
2. Prepare written and oral communication assignments via a process
approach through rhetorical invention, drafting or delivering, and revision.
3. Develop a clear focus in assignments, organize and support ideas
effectively, use vivid language, and demonstrate clarity and correctness.
4. Select, evaluate, and document sources through primary and secondary
5. Interpret and analyze ideas through critical reading and listening.
6. Recognize the structure of logical argument and recognize and avoid
7. Integrate visual information such as graphs, tables, or photographs
into written and oral presentations.
8. Develop effective small group communication skills.