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ERIC Number: ED411554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-5
Pages: 27
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The Interdisciplinary Core Communication Course: A Tool for Promoting University-Wide Fulfillment of the Oral Proficiency Requirement.
Borden, Amanda W.; Shipley, David Stiles
A pilot for "Cornerstone," a new core curriculum at Samford University that aims for a more deliberate inclusion and consistent coverage of communication competence, was launched to coincide with the university's sesquicentennial celebration in 1992. The Cultural Legacies component of Cornerstone dealt with instruction in speech communication and was a two-part sequence of courses taught over a 3 year period. The Communication Workshop 3-hour course requirement ties speaking and writing assignments to the content of Cultural Legacies. The Cornerstone curriculum is being phased out, but its proposed replacement carries over many attributes of Cornerstone. The proposed Communication Arts sequence is modeled heavily on the Communication Workshop with the addition of instruction and practice in computer literacy. The Journalism/Mass Communication Department acknowledged gaps and deficiencies in its own courses of study and developed an integrated, skills-based course of study that specializes only at the junior and senior levels. The communication faculty hopes to add a speaking across the curriculum program to complement that already established in writing across the curriculum. Appendixes present the Cornerstone curriculum, a sample syllabus for the Communications Workshop, a sample syllabus for two Communications Arts courses, and the new curriculum for the Journalism/Mass Communication department. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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