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Student Learning Goals

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

  • Multi-contextual oral competency – communication students should research, invent, arrange and deliver original messages for intended audiences. 
  • Critical thinking – communication students should understand, apply and critique theory and research in human communication. 
  • 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. 
  • Organizational skills – communication students should become effective contributing members of human organizations. 
  • Media literacy – communication students should understand media institutions, technology, content and audiences. 
  • 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