The information below is intended to help faculty members learn more about the Oral Communication Proficiency.
The following is a list of objectives that you may find helpful when you’re preparing to submit a course to the CCC for approval.
Selected Writing I (composition/writing) and Oral Communication (public speaking) transfer courses may be articulated as equivalent to Providence College courses that meet these proficiency requirements. All other proficiencies will normally be met through successful completion of designated Providence College day courses unless authorized through student petition.
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.
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.