Course Number and Title: ENG 124 Oral Communications
This course emphasizes listening and oral communication skills through practice in individual and group activities.
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- Organize, write, and deliver informative and persuasive speeches for diverse audiences. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Apply active and empathetic listening skills to code and decode information. (CCC 3, 4, 5)
- Perform a variety of group roles in diverse communication settings. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Prepare and use effective audio and visual aids. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Document and cite sources for presentations. (CCC 4, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Organize, write, and deliver informative and persuasive speeches for diverse audiences.
- Prepare and present clear and effective ethical oral communications.
- Integrate ethical codes of conduct and communications.
- Plan, organize, outline, and deliver effective speech introductions, transitions, and conclusions.
- Analyze the audience and recognize the value of audience diversity.
- Demonstrate appropriate verbal and nonverbal skills when delivering a speech.
- Apply active and empathetic listening skills to code and decode information.
- Analyze assigned speeches.
- Listen empathetically and actively, think critically, and provide speakers with constructive feedback.
- Perform a variety of group roles in diverse communication settings.
- Collaborate with others to organize and deliver information.
- Prepare and use effective audio and visual aids.
- Develop presentation aids following appropriate guidelines.
- Use prepared presentation aids effectively.
- Document and cite sources for presentations.
- Apply information literacy criteria; locate, select, and evaluate sources.
- Cite sources orally and in writing.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Summative: Oral Presentations – (4) (equally weighted)
Formative: Written Assignments – (equally weighted)
Formative: Ethical Listening Skills – (equally weighted)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.