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Communication Beyond Carolina

Communication Beyond Carolina


Careful listening, effective communication, and collaboration are skills you will need now and in your future – skills that are highly sought after by employers, and critical for purposeful, engaged citizenship. By participating in group discussions, presentations, and team projects, this course will give you the opportunity to build upon the skills you have developed in your first two years at Carolina and learn how to persuasively convey knowledge, ideas, and information to a variety of audiences across different mediums, for example, digital, oral, written. You will also learn how to listen to knowledge, ideas, and information presented by others.

Learning Outcomes

These are the learning outcomes that are expected of students after completing a course.


Ascertain the expectations, opportunities, and barriers to oral communication in distinct situations.


Tailor communications to different kinds of settings, including individual, small group, and public communication.


Tailor communications to different levels of expertise, inexpert, informed, expert, and to varying levels of alignment, resistant, ambivalent, supportive, and distinct contexts.


Make informed situation- and audience-sensitive strategic choices in content and delivery.


Improve ability to move audiences, as measured by best practices, audience feedback, and instructor feedback.

Questions for Students

These are the types of questions you should be able to answer after completing a course.


How can I engage with audiences through oral communication?


How do I best convey knowledge, ideas, and information effectively to different audiences in situations?


How can I best understand the views and ideas of others, both individually and collectively?


What are the best ways of strategizing and delivering oral communication for achieving my intended outcomes?


How can media or digital compositions extend my ability to communicate?

Course Offerings

There are a wide range of courses you can take to meet the Communication Beyond Carolina requirement. Here are a few examples:

ASIA 258

Iranian Prison Literature


COMM 113

Public Speaking


GEOG 415

Making Your Research Matter: Effective Design and Communication to Help Make an Impact on the World



Experimental Techniques in Physics


PLCY 330

Negotiation and Mediation: The Practice of Conflict Management


Faculty Resources

Faculty from across the University are encouraged to develop and submit a course proposal for the Communication Beyond Carolina requirement.