ERIC Number: ED241977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Speech Communication in the General Education Curriculum.
Engleberg, Isa N.
There are several recommended strategies for speech communication departments to help ensure their central role in the developing general education programs at community colleges. Although based on the experiences of one community college, the suggestions are generic in nature and can apply to many different college circumstances. Department members should (1) join the general education committee or task force, (2) collect evidence for arguments favoring speech in the general education curriculum, (3) seek interdisciplinary support and cooperation, (4) defend legitimate viewpoints in other desciplines, (5) volunteer the speech department for pilot testing of courses, and (6) involve the entire college faculty in the general education development process. A commitment to these strategies can keep the process a college-centered effort rather than a politically motivated or interdepartmental battleground. It will also ensure the place of speech communication as part of the "core that holds." (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (75th, Philadelphia, PA, March 8-11, 1984).