The oral communication requirement aims to enhance students' ability to communicate and listen effectively in a range of contexts, to critically evaluate orally presented information and arguments and to consider specific techniques for using language as a communication tool.
Oral communication courses, which may be offered in any department or program, include at least two opportunities per course to develop and practice oral communication skills through a wide range of possible assignments. Courses involve instruction on topics such as appropriate style and effective delivery; theories of effective communication and clarity of expression; ideas and voice; and assessment of students’ communication skills through feedback by instructor and classmates.
- Submit an oral communication course proposal.
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