Oral Communication Designation
Designated courses that enable students to develop abilities to communicate effectively and appropriately in a range of oral contexts, including face-to-face, through practicing their skills at both sending and receiving messages.
Courses designated as Oral Communication may have more learning objectives in addition to those associated with the Core.
Goal: Students will compose a message and provide ideas and information appropriate to its topic, audience, setting, and purpose.
Objectives: Students will:
- Identify the components of effective oral communication of an idea with an argument or thesis supported by evidence.
- Demonstrate the knowledge of how to select appropriate material that will be understood by the audience.
- Apply organizational and explanatory strategies suitable to the topic, audience, setting and purpose of the message that is being delivered.
Goal: Students will demonstrate the ability to deliver effective oral presentations.
Objectives: Students will:
- Speak clearly and employ a rich and imaginative vocabulary with diction and pronunciation appropriate to the context.
- Present fluently, maintain eye contact with the audience, and use gestures appropriate to the context.
- Define the thesis and/or purpose of the message, use smooth transitions from one section to the next, and end with a clear and direct conclusion.
- Demonstrate the effective and judicious use of detail and evidence in substantiating and/or illuminating the presentation’s central thesis.
|BIO 353||Biology Seminar II|
|CHM 481||Communicating Research Lit|
|CLS 214||Greek and Roman Tragedy|
|CLS 300||Roman Law and Society|
|CLS 309||Greek and Roman Religion|
|COM 201||Oral Communication|
|COM 319||Training & Development|
|CSC 127||Introduction to Game Design|
|CSC 395||Software Engineering|
|EDE 432||Seminar in Teaching & Assessment: Childhood|
|EDS 432-436||Applied Methods in Content Area|
|EDY 433||Seminar in Teaching & Assessment: Early Childhood|
|ENG 147||Acting I|
|ENG 148||Acting II|
|ENG 350||The Theater Experience|
|ESL 118||The Art of Oral Presentations|
|FAH 210||Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Art|
|FAH 213||Greek & Roman Art|
|FAH 450||Senior Seminar|
|FAM 212||Canisius College and the BPO Experience|
|FAM 450||Senior Seminar|
|FRC 323||Topics in Conversation I|
|FRC 324||Topics in Conversation II|
|GER 323||The American Story: The Early Years|
|GER 324||Topics in Conversation II|
|HIS 126||The American Story: The Later Years|
|HIS 331||British Monarchy|
|MLS 201||Foundations of Leadership|
|MLS 401||Advanced Leadership Studies|
|MLS 402||Advanced Leadership Studies|
|PED 441||Teaching Methods of Physical Education|
|PHY 351||Advanced Physics Laboratory II|
|PSC 224||Congress and the Legislative Process|
|PSC 355||European Union|
|RST 235||Religion & Politics|
|RST 328A||Jesuits, History, Spirituality, Culture|
|RST 342||Theological Ethics & Environmental Justice|
|SPA 323||Topics in Conversation I|
|SPA 324||Topics in Conversation II|
|SPE 432||Seminar in Teaching, Assessment: Special Ed/Childhood|
|SPE 433||Seminar in Teaching, Assessment: Special Ed/Early Child|
|SPMT 430||Capstone in Kinesiology|