Oral Communication courses are designed so that students will be prepared to develop oral messages of varying lengths and styles that communicate effectively and appropriately across a variety of settings.
Students will demonstrate mastery of the Oral Communication in English general education core competency by being able to:
Respond to Rhetorical Situations:
- Identify and evaluate the specific audience and purpose in different communication situations, and adapt the communication appropriately to those situations.
- Develop effective messages that influence attitudes, beliefs, and actions through appropriate logical, ethical, and emotional appeals.
- Recognize when others do not understand the message and then manage those misunderstandings.
- Listen effectively by understanding, remembering, interpreting, evaluating, and responding appropriately to the speech of others.
- Locate, evaluate, use, and acknowledge sources appropriate to the communication purpose.
- Synthesize and integrate others’ ideas purposefully and ethically into students’ own communication.
- Summarize, paraphrase, and quote accurately the ideas of others, clearly differentiating them from the students’ own ideas.
Craft Logical Arguments
- Select an appropriate and effective medium for communicating.
- Provide clear and logical evidence, support, or illustration for their assertions.
- Choose appropriate and effective organizing methods for the message, employing effective transitions and signposts.
Apply Language Conventions
- Use diction, tone, and level of formality appropriate to audience, purpose, and situation.
- Use pronunciation, grammar, articulation, and nonverbal behaviors appropriate for the message and designated audience.
Formulate Effective Communication Strategies
- Reflect on and explain the effectiveness of their communication choices regarding the audience, purpose, and situation.
- Speak ethically by accepting responsibility for their communication practices and by communicating openly and directly.
- Revise and rehearse speeches before delivery.
- Work collaboratively with others, including managing discussion, tasks, and information.
Basic Assessment Rubric: http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/tap-outcome-oral.pdf
The following Middlesex Community College courses are designated as fulfilling the Oral Communication general education core competency. (For full course descriptions, hover over the “Dept. Numbers” below.)
|Dept. Number||Course Title|
|BBG*101||Introduction to Business|
|BBG*115||Business Software Applications|
|BES*118||Small Business Management|
|BMG*202||Principles of Management|
|BMG*210||Principles of Organizational Behavior|
|BMG*220||Human Resource Management|
|BMK*103||Principles of Retailing|
|BMK*106||Principles of Selling|
|BMK*123||Principles of Customer Service|
|BMK*201||Principles of Marketing|
|CJS*290||Practicum in Criminal Justice|
|ECE*103||Creative Art Experiences for Children|
|ECE*106||Music and Movement for Children|
|ECE*141||Infant/Toddler Growth & Development|
|ECE*176||Health, Safety, and Nutrition|
|ECE*180||CDA Preparation Course|
|HLT*160 / SOC*160||Introduction to Public Health|
|HSE*202||Introduction to Counseling/ Interviewing|
|HSE*224||Social Problems of Youth|
|ODD*110||Ophthalmic Materials I|
|PSY*103||Introduction to Holistic Wellness|
|PSY*111||General Psychology I|
|PSY*201||Life Span Development|
|PSY*204||Child and Adolescent Development|
|VET*102||Veterinary Office Management & Communication|
|VET*280||Veterinary Technician Externship I|
|VET*286||Veterinary Technician Externship II|