• Communication

    The ability to effectively send and receive messages.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS UC STUDENTS ACHIEVE IN THE AREA OF COMMUNICATION:

    Associate Degree: Foundational Skills and Knowledge

    • Writes for a variety of audiences and purposes using foundational rhetorical styles: narrative, critique, definition, informative, cause and effect, persuasive, compare and contrast
    • Writes 6 to 8 page research-based papers
    • Presents 3 to 5 minutes speeches for different purposes: impromptu, informative, persuasive

    Baccalaureate Degree: Advanced Skills and Knowledge

    • Uses writing, peer review and revision as a tool to develop capacity for communication within a specific discipline
    • Writes with a significant degree of content knowledge, sophistication in use of language, and independence in approaching the assignments
    • Uses speaking to enhance subject area learning through active engagement in oral communication in a variety of contexts

    Graduate Degree Synthesis and Application of Skills and Knowledge at the Professional level

    • Fluently uses discipline-specific terminology
    • Writes in discipline-specific rhetorical styles and formats
    • Professionally reviews and analyzes writing of their peers
    • Professionally delivers prepared presentations
    • Responds to spontaneous speaking situations in an articulate, organized and understandable way