The Basic Course Forum
Given that well-developed outcomes are crucial for instructor and student success, it is necessary to delineate the central learning outcomes for the basic course in communication. Therefore, I will first articulate four traditional outcomes that I believe are necessary for students to become effective public speakers. Second, after discussing the benefits of integrating a critical approach in the basic course, I will present a fifth, critical, learning outcome. After doing so, I will discuss how this additional critical learning outcome can enhance the course by expanding upon each of the traditional outcomes.
Kahl, David H. Jr.
"Basic Course Central Student Learning Outcomes: Enhancing the Traditional with the Critical,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 26
, Article 9.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol26/iss1/9