Learning Outcomes are statements of the knowledge, skills, and abilities the individual student can demonstrate upon completion of a learning experience or sequence of learning experiences.

Woodland Community College Speech Communication Studies Program contributes to the institutional learning outcomes of Communication and Critical Thinking.

Communication Studies Program Level Outcomes

  • The student upon completion of this program will be able to demonstrate the communication skills necessary to engage in personal, professional, civic, and social relationships.
  • The student upon completion of this program will be able to demonstrate and apply critical thinking skills in a variety of communication study context.
Course Level Student Learning Outcomes

SPECH 1 — Public Speaking

  1. Write coherent speech outlines that demonstrate their ability to use organizational formats with a clear specific purpose
  2. Identify effective design, development, and delivery of speeches
  3. Analyze effective design, development, and delivery of speeches
  4. Deliver effective speeches that are consistent with and appropriate for the audience and purpose

SPECH 2 — Oral Interpretation of Literature

  1. Critically evaluate and critique live and/or recorded performances
  2. Select, edit and perform selections of literature of various genres
  3. Evaluate selections of literature to determine literary merit

SPECH 3 — Argumentation

  1. Demonstrate the ability to research, analyze, and reason from evidence to reach an effective conclusion or outcome
  2. Identify and create syllogisms and enthymemes, Identify different types of fallacies

SPECH 6 — Small Group Communication

  1. Explain how using systems theory can help increase a group’s productivity and cohesiveness
  2. Identify how different methods of group decision making, critical thinking (including errors), and creative problem solving techniques can affect a group in its decision making
  3. Investigate, analyze, and integrate evidence and reasoning into group problem solving

SPECH 7 — Interpersonal Communication

  1. Identify and apply and analyze major concepts of Interpersonal Communication to personal experiences
  2. Identify and evaluate different forms of nonverbal communication in interpersonal settings
  3. Discuss the major types of interpersonal relationships, including those of friendship, love, family, and workplace, and debate how conflict and power issues can be handled effectively with communication

SPECH 8 — Intercultural Communication

  1. Explain the relationship of culture and communication using a model of intercultural communication
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of how different cultures use verbal and nonverbal communication

SPECH 13 — Introduction to Communication Studies

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the specializations within the communication discipline
  2. Discuss the history of the study of human communication
  3. Explain and apply the basic concepts of the field of communication
  4. Compare and contrast the basic research methods for the evaluation of human communication

SPECH 14 — Persuasion

  1. Correctly identify and evaluate the use of classical persuasive techniques
  2. Identify multiple types of fallacies and demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of their use
  3. Ethically apply persuasive techniques in message development

SPECH 15 — Business and Professional Communication

  1. The student will be able to demonstrate effective job interviewing skills
  2. The student will be able to identify and correctly apply elements of an effective resume and other business documents
  3. The student will be able to organize and present presentations for a variety of business settings (both formal and informal settings)

SPECH 16 – Gender, Sexual identity, and Communication

  1. Identify and evaluate challenges to effective gendered communication
  2. Recognize the relationship between gender, sexual identity, and communication
  3. Evaluate how language and nonverbal communication are affected by gender
  4. Evaluate the historical, social, and psychological factors affecting gender communication behavior