Choosing your Oral Communication General Education Requirement Class
Oral communication skills courses increase the abilities of students to interact appropriately and effectively in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal, small group, and public speaking settings.
- Students develop both their message creation and message interpretation skills in order to be more successful communicators.
- Students develop an awareness of the role of communication in a variety of human relationship- personal and professional.
- Students develop and implement effective and appropriate communication skills, including the ability to develop, organize, present, and critically evaluate messages.
- Students analyze audiences and adapt to a variety of in-person communication settings.
The numbering of the four courses that meet the Oral Communication General Education
Requirement carries NO IMPLICATION about the difficulty of the course or a need to
take a 100-level course prior to taking a 200-level course. This is a difference from both the math and
English Tier 1 GER classes.
ANY of the following FOUR COURSES may be used to fulfill the oral communication general
- Fundamentals of Oral Communication (COMM A111)
- Small Group Communication (COMM A235)
- Interpersonal Communication (COMM A 237)
- Public Speaking (COMM A241)
Visit the course catalog for course descriptions.
The following Prerequisites apply to all the Oral Communication GER Courses:
- ENGL A109 with a minimum grade of "C" OR
- PRPE A108 with a minimum grade of "C" OR
- Accuplacer-Reading Comp with a score of 080 and Accuplacer-Sentence Skills with a score of 090 OR
- SAT Critical Reading Score with a score of 530 OR
- SAT Verbal Score with a score of 22 OR
- Enhanced ACT English with a score of 22 OR
- ACT English with a score of 22.