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ERIC Number: ED504984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Core Aims for Three Credits of First-Year Communications: Written Communications
Richmond, Alexandra
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
The objective of this project is to establish a statement of core aims for first-year Communications writing courses that will serve to: (1) Facilitate the process of establishing equivalence of existing and future Communications courses for transfer purposes; (2) Address evolving challenges to the existing transfer and articulation process, particularly the increasing transfer requests from students with post-secondary qualifications returning to school from the workplace, those going from one college to another pursuing specific certificate or diploma programs, and those who have completed courses offered on-line; (3) Facilitate transfer decisions between institutions that have no formal articulation agreements; and (4) Address challenges that arise when the content or structure of Communication offerings are modified due to institutional mandates or requests from programs for whom Communication Departments offer service courses, thus avoiding the breakdown of previously-established transfer agreements. The Core Aims Document describes the learning outcomes that students will have mastered in successful completion of a first-year written communications course. The "Core Aims for Three Credits of First-Year Communications: Written Communications" document is appended. Sections of the document include: (1) Reading; (2) Writing; (3) Content and Organisation; (4) Style; and (5) Research and Documentation. [This document represents a Transfer Innovations Project funded by the British Columbia (BC) Council on Admissions & Transfer submitted on behalf of the Communications Articulation Committee.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada