Communication Arts I develops the writing and speaking processes that
will empower you as students, as professionals in your careers, and
as citizens in your communities. The course includes writing four essays
that are revised through multiple drafts and carefully edited before
submission. At least three oral presentations are made in the course
of the semester.
Communication scholars and researchers have increasingly emphasized
the importance of four key elements in communication instruction: first-hand
experience, addressing real audiences, reflective assessment, and community
building within the classroom, the university, and the world. The individual
and group assignments in Communication Arts will help you develop responsibility
for your own learning and personal integrity in both the classroom and
the community. As engaged citizens, your writing and speaking can and
should make a difference.