Texas Tech University

Communication Literacy Course Syllabus Statement

Departments/Instructors of record may want to include a syllabus statement regarding communication literacy on CL – designated courses. The following is one example of such a statement that could be included in a course syllabus:

This course fulfills in part the communication literacy plan of the Theatre major. To be effective leaders, workers, and citizens—whether in the arts, government, health care, information services, industry, education, or anything else—college graduates must possess the ability to communicate effectively. That is, they must possess communication literacy. Above all, communication literacy is about competence and proficiency; the attainment of both entails fostering a critical understanding of how communication functions in different contexts, appreciating its uniquely transactional nature, adapting messages to situations and audiences, and communicating in ways that are ethically and socially responsible in a diverse global society.

Any academic program is welcome to reference or directly copy this language in its own catalog copy.