2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The goal of the Communication requirement is to enhance the effective use of the English language essential to students’ success in school and in the world by way of learning to read and listen critically and to write and speak thoughtfully, clearly, coherently, and persuasively. To achieve this outcome, students will demonstrate the ability to do the following.


Analyze and evaluate oral and/or written expression by listening and reading critically for elements that reflect an awareness of situation, audience, purpose, and diverse points of view.


Distill a primary purpose into a single, compelling statement and order and develop major points in a reasonable and convincing manner based on that purpose.


Develop appropriate rhetorical patterns (i.e. narration, example, process, comparison/contrast, classification, cause/effect, definition, argumentation) and other special functions (i.e., analysis or research), while demonstrating writing and/or speaking skills from process to product.


Understand that the writing and/or speaking processes include procedures such as planning, organizing, composing, revising, and editing.


Make written and/or oral presentations employing correct diction, syntax, usage, grammar, and mechanics.


Manage and coordinate basic information gathered from multiple sources for the purposes of problem solving and decision-making.


Recognize the use of evidence, analysis, and persuasive strategies, including basic distinctions among opinions, facts, and inferences.