Communications Learning Outcomes

  • Students learn to craft clear visual, oral and written messages, in the forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences, and purposes they serve.
  • Students learn to think critically, creatively, and paradoxically, both collaboratively and independently. 
  • Students learn to analyze and critique meaning making in the visual, oral and written arenas. 
  • Students learn to skillfully employ the appropriate current technologies and tools for the communications professions in which they work. 
  • Students learn to demonstrate a knowledge of the laws of freedom of speech and the press 
  • Students learn to demonstrate an understanding of the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with being a communicator. 
  • Students learn to demonstrate knowledge of the history of communications and its theory, as well as the role of theorists, professionals and institutions in shaping the field. 
  • Students learn to recognize the diversity among communications professions, audiences, and purposes and the impact of their cultural contexts within a global society
  • Students learn to evaluate their own work and that of others, syntactically and semantically.

Concentrations within Communications: