Core objective #1: Effective composition & communication
Objective: Fundamental practice
Brief description of learning objective: Students will be able to effectively compose written, oral, and multimedia texts for a variety of scholarly, professional, and creative purposes.
Standards or requirements for verification
Only Core Writing courses may be verified for CO1. These should be lower-division (100-200 level) general education courses, for 3 or more units each.
NOTE: Core Objectives 1-3 will not be satisfied in the same manner as subsequent Core Objectives. These 3 objectives are not satisfied by a single course. Instead, a foundation for these objectives is built in Core Writing and Core Math requirements, and developed in other General Education courses. A discipline-specific competency should then be developed within the major and integrated into the Core Capstone course. These objectives should be assessed in the Core Writing, Core Math, and Core Capstone courses.
While ENG 102 builds some skills requisite to oral and multimedia communication/composition competency (such as argument development and research skills), skills unique to oral and multimedia formats are not currently included among the student learning outcomes for ENG 102.
Courses building a foundation in this Core Objective will meet the expectations for the Core Writing requirement and should:
- Include the Core Objective, together with its brief description, on the course syllabus in its original form.
- Include 3 or more student learning outcomes addressing this Core Objective on the course syllabus, along with other student learning outcomes appropriate to the course.
- Identify in the course syllabus the teaching techniques and student experiences that will help students acquire the competencies described in the Core Objective.
- Assess whether students have acquired the competency described in the student learning outcomes and use methods for collecting and analyzing data that can be reported to the Core Curriculum Board.
Capstone courses that integrate CO1 should include at least 1 student learning outcome addressing composition and communication practices.
Some examples of approved student learning outcomes and assessment methods are listed later in this document. Faculty may incorporate 1 or more of the examples from this list or propose their own student learning outcomes and methods of assessing the objective.