ERIC Number: ED416526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-22
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The Hybrid Course: Research, Pedagogy and Tradition.
Hugenberg, Lawrence W.; Moyer, Barbara S.
This paper addresses the hybrid communication course and its tradition of teaching students a variety of important communication skills. The three-fold mission of the hybrid course in teaching interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills places the hybrid communication course in an important position at the dawn of the 21st century. Even though in the latest data reported the basic public speaking course remains the most popular basic course, the hybrid course offers an alternative approach to instruction in the basic course. While some basic courses emphasize public speaking, others focus on interpersonal communication, and yet others teach communication theory. Using requirements from regional accrediting agencies as a foundation enhances decisions concerning important communication skills in the basic course. The hybrid course has been presented as the appropriate course for undergraduate education for many years. This paper continues and, hopefully, contributes to this discussion. Since the basic communication course is usually the only course students take, communication faculty need to be prepared to make this course a significant contribution to the students' undergraduate studies and career aspirations. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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