Students will learn to produce and critique reasoned and informed messages in public speaking and group settings. Instructional activities will emphasize the oral applications of critical thinking strategies, research techniques and citation methods, informative and persuasive message purposes, and the roles and functions of group members and leaders. Assessment measures will include written content examinations and the evaluation of both planned and spontaneous oral expressions in speeches and group performances. IOC 100 does not count toward a Communication Studies major or minor. See core requirements and options on Page 24.