This article recommends some changes that should occur in the basic course. The prescriptions are based on four notions: the course must include accurate information; it should be inclusive in nature; it must be responsive to our contemporary world and to our students' current and future communicative needs; and it must provide a unique contribution to our students' education. The authors suggest that the course has not been sufficiently attentive to accuracy, inclusiveness, responsiveness and uniqueness; furthermore, contemporary changes require increased vigilance in these areas.
Pearson, Judy C. and Nelson, Paul E.
"The Future of the Basic Course,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 2
, Article 6.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol2/iss1/6