Oral Communication in English 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
2017-18 Course List
The following Middlesex Community College courses are designated as fulfilling the Oral Communication general education core competency. (For full course descriptions, hover over the “Numbers” below.)
|BBG*115||Business Software Applications|
|COM*172||Interpersonal Communication (added for the 2017-18 Catalog)|
|HSE*202||Introduction to Counseling/ Interviewing|
|HSE*224||Social Problems of Youth|
|ODD*110||Ophthalmic Materials I|
|VET*102||Veterinary Office Management & Communication|
|VET*280||Veterinary Technician Externship I|
|VET*286||Veterinary Technician Externship II|
Business, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, and Psychology
Additional Oral Communication Courses for Students who took certain courses in these disciplines prior to the Fall 2017 semester
The following Middlesex Community College courses are Program Requirements in various majors. They were previously designated as fulfilling the Oral Communication general education core competency. Students matriculating in 2017-18 and later may not use these courses to fulfill the Oral Communication general education core competency. (For full course descriptions, hover over the underlined Numbers below.)
|BBG*101||Introduction to Business|
|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|
|Introduction to Public Health|
|PSY*103||Introduction to Holistic Wellness|
|PSY*111||General Psychology I|
|PSY*201||Life Span Development|
|PSY*204||Child and Adolescent Development|