Learning Outcomes for Communications

What will I learn?

Upon completion of communication studies courses, students will:

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of the communication process by identifying, explaining, and applying current communication theories as they relate to a variety of contexts (e.g. interpersonal, intercultural, group, public and professional communication, and mass media).
  • Demonstrate increased competence by identifying, explaining, and applying effective communication skills in a variety of contexts (e.g. interpersonal, intercultural, group, public and professional communication, and mass media).
  • Demonstrate improved interpersonal skills by identifying and developing a repertoire of strategies for improved communication effectiveness and demonstrate the strategies in oral and written contexts.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by identifying, analyzing, and evaluating the com-munication behaviors of others and themselves in a variety of contexts (e.g. interpersonal, intercultural, group, public and professional communication, and mass media).
  • Demonstrate improved research, organizational, and critical thinking skills by finding and evaluating reference material and organizing and presenting effective messages adapted to specific audiences. Outcomes will be assessed by a series of embedded class assessments, exams, and problem solving exercises, by class assignments, presentations and projects, research assignments and self analysis in oral and written contexts.