KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: September 30, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Communication, Dr. Ann Atkinson, 358-2466, email@example.com PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Dr. Ann Atkinson, 358-2466, firstname.lastname@example.org PROPOSED ACTION: Number Change Description Change CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: COMM 320 Ethics in Communication Ethical values as they apply to interpersonal communication, public speaking, business and professional communication, persuasive techniques, and group interaction. Students develop methods of ethical analysis through discussion, lecture, experiential activities, observation, case studies, and research papers. Prerequisite: COMM 175 or permission of instructor. Fall. PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: COMM 220 Ethics in Communication PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: Examines ethical values and arguments as they apply to interpersonal, small group, public, organizational and intercultural contexts. Students develop methods of ethical analysis through discussion, lecture, experiential activities, observation, case studies, and research papers. Prerequisite: COMM 175 or permission of instructor. Fall. LEARNING OUTCOMES: . Students will be able to: • Examine and analyze arguments in the area of ethics in communication from differing theoretical perspectives and make logical connections that reframe their understanding. • Analyze the assumptions and ramifications of ethical discourse from multiple perspectives. Skills Outcomes: Critical Thinking Students will be able to: • Analyze and interpret arguments made by oneself and by others to formulate and defend a conjecture or thesis • Synthesize information, arguments, and perspectives in order to create new meaning, insight, and understanding • Develop analytical arguments • Apply critical thinking to important ethical and societal issues and problems • Acknowledge and develop both insight and perspective RATIONALE: Like other ethics courses in the department, this course focuses on experiential activities, case studies, observation, and research papers. These approaches and skills are particularly appropriate for students to learn in their first few years of study, as this course helps prepare students for the demands of upper-level courses in the department, which are generally more theoretically-oriented. Consequently, the department agreed to renumber all of our ethics courses at the 200 level. PHIL 320 Ethics has already undergone the curricular process and is now offered as IHPHIL 220. At this time, we are also submitting a proposal to renumber PHIL 322 Media Ethics as PHIL 222. RESOURCES: No additional staffing needed. Dr. Ann Atkinson teaches this course. ADVISORY OPINIONS: None needed.
Senate Curriculum Committee
Keene State College
"COMM 320" (2008). Approved Curriculum Proposals. 184.