Cathlena Martin


Communication Arts 102


Spring 2008
102. Schedule
102. Schedule
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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 research.
5. Interpret and analyze ideas through critical reading and listening.
6. Recognize the structure of logical argument and recognize and avoid logical fallacies.
7. Integrate visual information such as graphs, tables, or photographs into written and oral presentations.
8. Develop effective small group communication skills.

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