Feb 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LS 500 - Academic Communication Skills

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
In this course, students will further develop their academic listening and speaking skills as they engage in critical thinking and discussions. They will be exposed to listening material in different formats and perspectives as they work toward individual speaking opportunities and group interactions in a variety of formal and informal contexts, such as an encounter with an academic advisor or a panel discussion. Through various structured activities, students will build their academic vocabulary and critical thinking skills, as well as their comprehension of concepts in key academic disciplines.   (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Listen actively to interviews, lectures, presentations, and panel discussions
  • Identify key facts and details while listening
  • Determine the perspective and purpose of a speaker
  • Refine note-taking skills
  • Identify problems and evaluate arguments
  • Clearly express a need or ask a question to an academic advisor or professor
  • Critique a product or service
  • Research and explain a technical subject
  • Present a project proposal
  • Deliver a well-organized academic presentation with a partner
  • Participate in a panel discussion 

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Katherine Toske

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