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ERIC Number: ED380845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Pages: 13
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Gearing-up for Change: Reflections on Caring Choice in a Perilous World.
Hauser, Gerard A.
Undergraduates majoring in communication often earn their degrees without a clear sense of the intellectual skills they have developed after four years. However, there are skills that every communication major should have acquired by the time he or she graduates. Each should have learned how to design and present messages in a variety of settings ranging from face-to-face to the public podium. Each should have learned basic concepts of communication theory and rhetorical theory that will permit him or her to make a basic analysis of communication transactions in a variety of settings. Finally, their studies should have prepared them to think critically and creatively about messages, so that they can make intelligent suggestions for message-design strategies that address the problems or rhetorical situations they encounter in their careers, in their lives as citizens, and as private individuals. Further, some of the individual traits that will allow today's students to meet the rapid developments in the field of communication would include the following elements. First, students must be equipped with "change-thinking." This means they must be prepared to think about change and to think within a context of change. Second, students must be capable of "global thinking"--they must be aware of international interests. Finally, they must be equipped with "moral thinking"--they must be concerned about individual people's lives. (TB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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