Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will communicate ethically, responsibly, and effectively as local, national, international, and global citizens and leaders.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize their ethical responsibilities to their community, society, discipline, and profession based on various perspectives and associated standards of ethical communication.
  • Demonstrate ability to consume communication critically.
  • Demonstrate intercultural sensitivity.

Goal 2: Students will communicate competently in groups and organizations.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Communicate appropriately and effectively within various organizational contexts.
  • Communicate appropriately and effectively within groups.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze a problem and devise a solution in a group.

Goal 3: Students will monitor and model interpersonal communication competence.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Capable of effectively monitoring, analyzing, and adjusting their own communication behavior.
  • Demonstrate appropriate and effective conflict management strategies.
  • Capable of addressing perceptual differences in relational communication for effective outcomes.

Goal 4: Students will possess skills to effectively deliver formal and informal oral presentations to a variety of audiences in multiple contexts.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to research, analyze, and reason from evidence to reach an effective conclusion or outcome.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively deliver formal presentations before a variety of live audiences.

Goal 5: Students will construct effective written messages in various formats and styles, to a variety of audiences.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of written English, including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in formal writing, including correct use of a designated style of source citation, such as APA.
  • Construct appropriate messages for a variety of contexts/situations.