Learning Outcomes for Mass Communications Majors:
(Journalism, Public Relations/Advertising, and Radio/Television Programs)
At the completion of their degree program students enrolled in one of the mass communication majors will be able to:
Learning Outcome #1: Understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and press and demonstrate an understanding of regulations pertaining to their chosen mass communication field.
Learning Outcome #2: Demonstrate an understanding of the history of their chosen mass communication field.
Learning Outcome #3: Demonstrate an understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic and global society.
Learning Outcome #4: Interpret research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communication professions.
Learning Outcome #5: Demonstrate creativity, clear/correct writing, and an understanding of the terms and concepts appropriate for the communications professions.
Learning Outcomes for Communication Studies Majors
Learning Outcome #1: Develop abilities to think critically and creatively
Learning Outcome #2: Communicate competently in a variety of contexts
Learning Outcome #3: Understand the role of ethics in communication processes and practices
Learning Outcome #4: Work effectively in teams
Learning Outcome #5: To develop skilled and aware local, national, and global citizens
Learning Outcomes for the Master of Arts in Communication
Graduates from the Master of Arts in Communication program should know or be able to demonstrate the following student learning outcomes:
Learning Outcome #1: Knowledge of communication processes.
Learning Outcome #2: Knowledge of communication theories.
Learning Outcome #3: Knowledge of communication research methodologies.