ERIC Number: ED222953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Senior Seminar: Synthesis and Head Start.
Buzza, Bonnie Wilson
The senior seminar course in speech communication at Ripon College (Wisconsin) helps students to draw together their educational experiences and to focus on the task of planning for immediate and long-term career goals. In its initial year, it was taught in a two-semester sequence. The first semester focused on the discipline and the profession and on career planning through two series of individual presentations followed by a group discussion format. Out-of-class work involved working on a first draft of the seminar paper. The second semester focused on interviewing and preparing resumes. Students were graded on their individual and group presentations and their final paper and oral presentation. In the future, the career discussion will be more clearly divided into distinct phases. Course planners also intend to introduce junior and senior communication majors to the topic of career planning and to campus computer facilities. Finally, the supportive atmosphere provided by the structure and small size of the class and Ripon College itself has been a big plus in the course. (JL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ripon College WI
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (68th, Louisville, KY, November 4-7, 1982).