College of Communication & Education

Learning Outcomes

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Learning Goal 1:

PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY: Articulating the value of communication scholarship & training

  • 1.1 Explain communication, perspectives, theories, principles, and concepts
  • 1.2 Articulate the importance of communication expertise in career development and civic engagement
  • 1.3 Identify challenges facing a variety of stakeholders and the role of communication in resolving those challenges

Learning Goal 2:

CRITICAL THINKING: Critically interpreting and assessing messages across issues & contexts

  • 2.1 Apply communication theories, perspectives, principles, and/or concepts
  • 2.2 Critique communication theories, perspectives, principles, and/or concepts
  • 2.3 Articulate the ethical dimensions of communication situations
  • 2.4 Explain the role of communication in the formation of individual, group, and cultural identities, and how identities influence communication
  • 2.5 Demonstrate the ability to research, analyze, and reason from evidence to reach an effective conclusion/outcome

Learning Goal 3:

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: Crafting effective messages

  • 3.1 Formulate questions appropriate for communication scholarship
  • 3.2 Construct effective messages for a variety of contexts, situations, & audiences
  • 3.3 Demonstrate proficiency in the use of written English, including proper spelling, grammar, & punctuation
  • 3.4 Demonstrate proficiency in formal writing, including correct use of a designated style of source citations, such as APA

Learning Goal 4:

ORAL COMMUNICATION: Communicating in situ

  • 4.1 Effectively deliver formal presentations before a variety of audiences
  • 4.2 Communicate competently in various settings (e.g., interpersonal, group, organizational, & public)
  • 4.3 Adopt & communicate a critical stance in relation to issues/topics/information
  • 4.4 Engage in active listening that demonstrates sensitivity to the needs of various situations and audiences