ComS 5: Place in the Curriculum

This course is designed to meet the general education communication requirement Area A1: Oral Communication (3 units). 

That requirement is a response to the insight that communication skills have been and are increasingly important in the development and maintenance of our societies, locally, nationally and internationally.  Generally speaking, the more skillful and knowledgeable you are about communication, the better your life may be. The wide applicability of this course in your life makes it an appropriate general education topic.  As part of the GE curriculum, and in order to fulfill the charge of developing strong oral communication skills, you will engage in a minimum of 22 minutes of graded oral communication performance.