GEM Program Courses
Park’s GEM program provide airmen the opportunity to complete CCAF’s 15 semester hours of general education requirements online and face-to-face at one of 40 campus centers.
Typically, the 15 general education credits students needed for their AAS degree include coursework in; communication, humanities, math, social sciences, and writing.
This program is restricted to active duty Air Force personnel, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. If you require more information about GEM – contact your education center and Park University for details. Veterans and military personnel in other divisions, consider accelerated, online, traditional studies and graduate programs at Park.
A development of the ability to speak clearly and express ideas effectively before an audience. Students plan, compose, and deliver various kinds of speeches and talks. Principles of effective rhetorical presentation are related to basic purposes and forms of public speech-communication. 3 credit hours.
This course focuses on the most frequently used communication skills. The course demonstrates the natural relationships between communicating one-to-one and in public, group, and meditated contexts, showing that skills in one can be employed in the other and given practice in both. Students will be introduced to the communication process, listening, concepts of self, language, perception, small group and workplace communication, intercultural communication, mediated communication, the speech process (including topic selection and audience analysis, organization, development and support of speeches, delivery) and informative and persuasive public speaking. This course may fulfill the oral communication liberal education requirement. 3 credit hours.