The purpose of this essay is to provide clarity and direction for developing and maintaining outcome-driven courses for inclusion in general education curricula. The focus is on the basic course in Communication, but the principles can be applied to nearly any course. The outcome-driven perspective changes many traditional conceptions of the basic communication course and provides an opportunity to integrate communication content into a student’s broader college education and subsequent career. A model is proposed that can provide guidance in the development of sustainable courses that emerged from the experience with course development and implementation.
Wallace, Samuel P.
"A Model for the Development of a Sustainable Basic Course in Communication,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 27
, Article 11.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol27/iss1/11