College of Communication & Education

Learning Outcomes

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1) Articulate the Communication Studies discipline broadly and related sub-areas.

  • 1.1. Discuss the current landscape and evolution of the discipline and /or sub areas through a variety of roots, noting critical points of development and significant contributors.
2) Appropriately apply communication theory to human communication phenomena.
  • 2.1  Compare the various theoretical perspectives associated with the discipline with regard to their assumptions, predominant focus, and weaknesses.
  • 2.2  Analyze current communication phenomena using communication theory.
3) Apply knowledge of research methods to communication problems.
  • 3.1  Design and/or conduct a qualitative research study incorporating all the principles of good design.
  • 3.2  Design and/or conduct a quantitative research study incorporating all the principles of good design.
  • 3.3  Design/or conduct a rhetorical research study incorporating all the principles of good rhetorical scholarship.

4) Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a specialized area of communication studies

  • 4.1   Present in written form a comprehensive understanding of a body of research in a specialized area.
  • 4.2  Orally present and defend individual understanding of a body of research in a specialized area.