Course Goals

As a core seminar in the American Studies major, it also fulfill the learning outcomes listed below:

  • Integrate knowledge from several disciplinary perspectives.
  • Utilize technological resources in research, data analysis, and presentation.
  • Communicate evidence and analysis orally.

AMST 303 also fulfills the university’s speaking intensive (SI) general education requirement.  As part of the SI requirement, this course will expose students to the following skills:

  • Understand and be able to explain the conventions and expectations of oral communication as practiced within the discipline of the course taken.
  • Apply theories and strategies for crafting messages (verbal, nonverbal, and visual) for particular audiences and purposes.
  • Craft oral messages after a conscious process in which various options are reviewed and will be able to explain and support their choices.
  • Plan, research, organize, support, and deliver ideas and arguments in a public speaking setting.