Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate increased abilities, confidence, and strategic analysis of public speaking, personal communication, and a variety of career communication contexts.
2. Demonstrate competency and confidence in the skills of informative and persuasive public speaking.
3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct and report research in accordance with professional standards.
4. Lead and participate in group discussions (in a classroom setting or in an online environment) to accomplish problem-solving or fact-finding goals, and in this context, respond to comments and questions from others while maintaining objectivity.
5. Use tasks and behaviors to support group cohesiveness, including recording and analyzing personal group dynamic actions, as well as the actions of other group members. (In online classes these recordings are to be submitted for evaluation in a medium to be announced by the instructor.)
6. Demonstrate informative, persuasive, and empathetic listening and communication strategies through journal entries, reports, or essays as assigned by the instructor.
7. Particularly in online classes, but in any electronic communications, integrate written, electronic, and public forums, into the whole of the communication process.