ERIC Number: ED202046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Teaching Communication in Content Area Courses: Another Functional Use of the Liberal Arts Curriculum.
Roberts, Charles V.; Cannon, Walter
This paper describes a unified effort at Central College (Pella, Iowa) to insure that graduates in all content areas achieve competency in the communication skills of reading, writing, and speaking. The discussion focuses on how the program was set up, what its components are, how all the faculty contribute, the positive impact of the learning/tutorial center and the "Writing Anthology" (a publication of "outstanding" writing by students), and the evaluation methods that maintain the program's standards and effectiveness. Appended materials include samples of skills coding sheets, communication skills objectives, a list of content area courses at Central College that integrate the development of communication skills with the subject matter, and the criteria by which content area teachers judge students' oral, written, and reading skills. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Pittsburgh, PA, April 24-26, 1981). Balance Form may be marginally legible.