May 30, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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COMM 2900 - Communication Capstone

Academic Division:

Liberal Arts

Academic Discipline:


Assistant Dean: Steve Haynes PhD
1 Credit(s)
This course will assist students transitioning from the community college experience to a four-year educational institution. Students will integrate the knowledge and skills acquired in their general education experiences with those developed in their program specific courses to engage in projects that require them to: think critically about their prior education, explore future academic and career-related paths, and develop skills to enhance their success. Such projects may include research papers, presentations, and/or portfolio development UG
1 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Must have completed 45 credit hours.

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech Interview or Presentation – Week 14-15. Communication Speech VALUE Rubric
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Evaluate the value of the general education curriculum in relation to program specific


Reflective Paper (Week 6-7)

2. Analyze the effect of completing the associate degree program on critical thinking abilities and

decision-making abilities.

Reflective Paper (Week 6-7) and Comprehensive Project (Week 14-15)

3. Examine the impact of completing the associate degree on current and future educational and/or professional objectives.

Comprehensive Project (Week 14-15)

4. Identify possible avenues for continuing education and professional advancement.

Interview or Presentation (Week 12-13)


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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