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Course Outcomes

Knowledge of Conventions

Learn common formats for different genres

Scholars should use citations in a form & manner used in communication scholarship for material used in any publication of shared results of the study.

Develop knowledge of genre conventions ranging from structure and paragraphing to tone and mechanics

Learn how to write and format in multiple genres

CRAP method should be used as a basic layout design for webpages

Understand and apply legal and ethical uses of information and technology including copyright and intellectual property

I would like to obtain a better understanding of copyright laws

Copyright = all rights reserved, protects copyright owners, notifies public of their ownership. Only copyright owner has the right to use their work. Must ask permission.

Fair use = the right to use copyrighted material without permission or payment under certain circumstances.

Creative Commons (cc) = free copyright license; specifies the parts of your copyright you are willing to share with the public. Refines your copyright. Allows for collaboration.


Be aware that it usually takes multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text

Develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading

Determining the amount of required copyrighted material that is needed for developing a project should be part of the planning process.

Media and communication products (i.e., blog commentaries, educational media, social networks) are important raw data for communication research.

Understand the collaborative and social aspects of research and writing processes

One of the reasons people participate in online discussion groups is to share ideas with a group of "like-minded people"

Scholars quote copyrighted research results that can be published in journals, books, online and in media products.

Use appropriate technologies to manage data and information collected or generated for future use

Distinguish appropriate technology for specific audiences

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Use information, writing, and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking, and communicating

Social Nature of the internet allows communities to connect and grow by sharing knowledge, ideas, goals and opinions

The public domain allows the sharing of information and ideas that are produced worldwide. This ensures access to shared culture and knowledge.

Integrate previously held beliefs, assumptions, and knowledge with new information and the ideas of others to accomplish a specific purpose within a context

Virtual Communites: personal and political blogging, social networks, community based websites allow us to gain knowledge from each other by collaborating ideas and get the big picture.

Rhetorical Knowledge

Identify, articulate, and focus on a defined purpose

A focal point in web design can be enhanced with boldface, rules, colors and shape.

Respond to the need of the appropriate audience

Respond appropriately to different rhetorical situations

Use conventions of format and structure appropriate to the rhetorical situation

I would like to learn how to organize my thoughts and other sources of information with technology

When creating a layout for a webpage it is important to use proximity. You can do this by grouping related elements together.

Adopt appropriate voice, tone, and level of formality

the CRAP method will give your web page a level of sophistication and clarity to the viewer.