Communication

Program Learning Outcomes

Communication

  • Describe the communication discipline and the central questions that drive the discipline.
  • Performance Indicators:
    Explain the areas of inquiry of the discipline. 
    Identify the current opportunities and challenges facing the field of Communication. 
    Differentiate the Communication discipline from other areas of study. 
    Identify career options relevant to Communication
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills to inform and influence others.
  • Performance Indicators:
    Prepare and deliver oral presentations effectively. 
    Write clearly, critically, and effectively. 
    Collaborate effectively in teams toward a common goal. 
    Apply theoretical principles and practices to develop strategic communication messages appropriate for the communicative goal. 
    Select and use appropriate modalities and technologies to accomplish communicative goals
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Performance Indicators:
    Identify principles of communication in diverse environments. 
    Identify differences in beliefs, attitudes, and values that impact communicative practices. 
    Create messages that are sensitive to diverse audiences. 
    Demonstrate sensitivity when exposed to diverse contexts and people. 
    Demonstrate effective behaviors to overcome barriers in communicating to diverse audiences.
  • Apply critical thinking and media literacy skills to support purposeful and reflective judgments as they pertain to interpersonal and mediated communication.
  • Performance Indicators:
    Analyze Communication research and theory. 
    Evaluate Communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts. 
    Identify the intentions and effects of communication messages on individuals. 
    Apply critical thinking skills as consumers of media messages
  • Critically evaluate and assess communication research that employs social scientific methods.  
  • Performance Indicators:
    Identify methods employed for Communication research. 
    Recognize ethical standards for research. 
    Evaluate the validity of methods employed. Evaluate the accuracy of research conclusions. 
    Collect and interpret data   

 revised: 2017

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