Effective Fall 2003, the University Core Curriculum requirement is 12 credits (or four courses) of Communications Skills. Currently, there are five Communications Skills courses, but as part of the University Core Curriculum, you are required to take only four of them.
As entering first-year students, you will be placed in a four-course Communications Skills track, based upon your ACT/ASSET placement scores, your SAT scores, and other multi-measures that we have in place. Your performance on the reading and writing tests will help us to assign you to this track. You will be placed in either COSK099 College Reading and Writing, COSK1220 Reading & Writing Strategies, or COSK1221 Argument & Research.
If placed in COSK099, your Core requirements are COSK1220, 1221, 2220, and 2230.
If placed in COSK1220 Reading & Writing Strategies, your Core requirements are COSK1220, 1221, 2220, and 2230. For you, COSK2221 Intercultural Communication may be an elective or required elsewhere in your program, but you are not required to take it as part of your University Core Requirements.
If placed in COSK1221 Argument & Research, your Core requirements are COSK1221, 2220, 2221, and 2230.
The five courses in the Communications Skills Sequence are as follows:
||Reading & Writing Strategies|
||Argument & Research|
||Public Speaking & Persuasion|
||Business & Professional Communications|