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Oral Communication Proficiency

To fulfill the Oral Communication Proficiency, students must take one core-designated oral communication course, as approved by the Core Curriculum Committee. Approved oral communication courses will normally be capped at 20 students.
Why Oral Communications?

The cultivation of the skills and habits of good oral communication is necessary for an authentic Liberal Arts education. Accordingly, all students will be required to develop their ability to speak in a clear and coherent manner by taking one course designated as fulfilling the oral communication proficiency.

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Core Foundation & Profiency

Department

ACC 412 (Auditing) [Effective Spring 2015 semester] Oral Communication Proficiency
Accountancy
AMS 230 (Early/Colonial Latin American History) [Effective Fall 2019] Oral Communication Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
American Studies
AMS 315 (Civil War Era) [Effective Spring 2017] Oral Communication Proficiency
American Studies
ARH 380 (Interpretive Methods in Art History) [Effective Fall 2014] Oral Communication Proficiency
Art History
ART 400 (Senior Seminar) [Effective Spring 2020] Oral Communication Proficiency
Studio Art
ART 470 (Thesis Preparation) [Effective Fall 2016 semester] Oral Communication Proficiency
Studio Art
BIO 350 (Animal Behavior) [Effective Spring 2019] Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BIO 444 (Biology of Cancer) [Effective Spring 2018] Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BIO 479 (Advanced Topics Seminar: Genomics) [Effective Spring 2020] Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BIO 479 (ATS: Entomology) [Effective Spring 2018] Oral Communication Proficiency
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Biology
BIO 479 (ATS: Evolutionary Medicine) [Effective Spring 2018] Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BIO 479 (Biotechniques) [Effective Spring 2019] Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BIO 479 (Freshwater Biology with lab) [Effective Fall 2014 semester] Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BIO 479 (Neuroscience Capstone) [Effective Spring 2014] Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BIO 479 (Urban Ecology and Evolution) [Effective Spring 2019 when taught by Dr. Jonathan Richardson] Standard Natural Science Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BIO 480 (Oral Communication Advanced Topics Seminar with Laboratory) [Effective Summer 2015] Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BIO/PSY 474 (Neuroscience Capstone) [Effective Spring 2018] Oral Communication Proficiency
Biology
BLS 316 (Civil War Era) [Effective Spring 2017] Oral Communication Proficiency
Black Studies
CHM 381/382/481/482 (Chemistry Seminar) [Effective Spring 2012] Oral Communication Proficiency
Chemistry
CLA 210 (Classical Rhetoric) [Effective Fall 2012] Oral Communication Proficiency
Classics
CSC 101 (Introduction to Programming & Data Processing) [Effective Fall 2013] Oral Communication Proficiency
Computer Science
ECN 488 (Economics Senior Capstone) [Effective Fall 2013] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Economics
EDU 450 (Student Teaching in the Secondary School) [Effective Fall 2012] Oral Communication Proficiency
Elementary/Special Education
EDU 451 (Student Teaching in the Elementary School) [Effective Fall 2012] Oral Communication Proficiency
Elementary/Special Education
EDU 452 (Student Teaching in Elementary/Special Education) [Effective Fall 2012] Oral Communication Proficiency
Elementary/Special Education
ENG 310 (Milton) Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 314 (Spenser) [Effective Spring 2018] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 480 (Beauty and Pleasure in Medieval Literature) [Effective Fall 2014] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 480 (John Donne and George Herbert) Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 480 (Medieval Women On and Off the Page) [Effective Spring 2017] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 480 (Novels of Jane Austen) Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 480 (Other Selves: Friendship and Love in Early English Literature) [Effective Spring 2018] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 480 (Shakespearean Tragedy) [Effective Spring 2016] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 480 (Victorian Medievalism) [Effective Fall 2019] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 480: (Quest Narratives) [Effective Fall 2016] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 481 (Cormac McCarthy) [Effective Spring 2016] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 481 (Ethnicity in Modern and Contemporary American Fiction) [Effective Fall 2019] Oral Communication Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
English
ENG 481 (Imagining England in Literature and Film) Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 481 (Seminar: Charles Dickens) [Effective Fall 2016] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 481 (Seminar: Whitman and Dickinson) [Effective Fall 2015] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 481 (Sports Literature) [Effective Spring 2017] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
ENG 481 (Yeats and Joyce) [Effective Fall 2015] Oral Communication Proficiency
English
EPS 201 (Introductory Modern Physics w/ Lab) [Effective Fall 2012] Oral Communication Proficiency
Applied Physics
FRN 212 (French Civilization) [Fine Arts effective Fall 2012] [Oral Communication effective Fall 2015] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
GST 481 (Global Studies Capstone Seminar II) [Effective Fall 2012] Oral Communication Proficiency
Global Studies
HIS 104 (US History Since 1877) [Effective Spring 2015] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 230 (Early/Colonial Latin American History) [Effective Spring 2015] Oral Communication Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
History
HIS 255 (History of the United States to 1789) [Effective Spring 2015] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 260 (Renaissance Florence: City and Culture, 1300-1550) [Effective Fall 2016 semester] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 280 (Ethnicity in the Ancient World) [Effective Summer 2018] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 306 (Europe 1648-1714) [Effective Spring 2018] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 316 (Civil War Era) [Effective Spring 2017] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 331 (Medieval Europe) [Effective Fall 2017] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 339 (Ancient Egypt) [Effective Fall 2014] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 424 (Europe since 1945) [Effective Fall 2014] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 481 (Spain and Portugal) [Effective Maymester 2021] Oral Communication Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
History
HIS 482 (Panics and Depressions in American History) Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 482 (Seminar: Renaissance Venice) [Effective Fall 2015] Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 483 (Public History Seminar) [Effective Fall 2013] Oral Communication Proficiency
Civic Engagement Proficiency
History
HPM 445 (Diet, Nutrition, and Obesity in the United States) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Health Policy and Management
HUM 370 (America and Rome) [Effective Summer 2020] Oral Communication Proficiency
Humanities
LALS 481 (Spain and Portugal) [Effective Maymester 2021] Oral Communication Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Latin American Studies
MSC 499 (Student Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Schools) [Effective Fall 2012] Oral Communication Proficiency
Music
PHL 350 (The Philosophy of History) [Effective Fall 2016 semester] Philosophy Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Philosophy
PHL 470 (Special Topics: Ethics and Community) [Effective Spring 2020] Ethics Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Philosophy
PSC 211 (Public Administration) [Effective Fall 2015] Oral Communication Proficiency
Political Science
PSC 215 (Human Rights) [Effective Spring 2016] Oral Communication Proficiency
Political Science
PSC 456 (Model Organization of American States) [Effective beginning 2015 semester] Oral Communication Proficiency
Political Science
PSP 321 (Public and Community Service Practicum) [Effective Fall 2014] Oral Communication Proficiency
Public and Community Service Studies
PSP 470 (Dialogue, Inclusion, and Democracy) [Effective Spring 2016] Oral Communication Proficiency
Public and Community Service Studies
PSP 479 (Faith, Politics, and Dialogue) [Effective Fall 2016] Oral Communication Proficiency
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Public and Community Service Studies
PSY 316 (Cognitive Psychology) [Effective Fall 2018] Oral Communication Proficiency
Psychology
PSY 407 (Experimental Social Psychology) [Effective Fall 2012 for Intensive Writing II, Effective Fall 2017 for Oral Communication]] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Psychology
PSY 409 (Experimental Health Psychology) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Psychology
PSY 479 (Neuroscience Capstone) [Effective Spring 2014] Oral Communication Proficiency
Psychology
PSY 488 (Advanced Cognitive Development) [Effective Fall 2014] Oral Communication Proficiency
Psychology
SOC 480 (Senior Capstone Seminar) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Sociology
SPN 212 (Hispanic Civilization) [Effective Fall 2016] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
SWK 488/489 (Theory/Practice Capstone) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Social Work
TDF 102 (Intro to Oral Communication) [Effective Fall 2016] Oral Communication Proficiency
Theatre
TDF 107 (Oral Interpretation: The Performance of Literature) [Fine Arts effective Fall 2012, Oral Communication effective Spring 2013] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Theatre
TDF 109 (Introduction to Acting) [Effective Fall 2012] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Oral Communication Proficiency
Theatre
TDF 203 (Fundamentals of Public Speaking) [Effective Fall 2012] Oral Communication Proficiency
Theatre
TDF 479 (Special Topics: Introduction to Oral Communication) Oral Communication Proficiency
Theatre
THL 479 (Faith, Politics, and Dialogue) [Effective Fall 2016] Oral Communication Proficiency
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Theology
WGS 480 (Medieval Women On and Off the Page) [Effective Spring 2017] Oral Communication Proficiency
English