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Student Learning Goals

What should students know and/or be able to do at the end of their program?

  1. Multi-contextual oral competency–communication students should research, invent, arrange and deliver original messages for intended audiences.
  2. Critical thinking–communication students should understand, apply and critique theory and research in human communication.
  3. Interpersonal skills–communication students should understand the dynamics of face-to-face and mediated social relationships and how relationships are inflected by social structural factors such as gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.
  4. Organizational skills–communication students should become effective contributing members of human organizations.
  5. Media literacy–communication students should understand media institutions, technology, content and audiences.
  6. Intercultural skills–communication students should understand the diversity of communication practices within different cultural contexts.

Professional Organizations/Standards that informed development of learning outcomes: National Communication Association, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, National Forensics Association