College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Student Learning Outcomes

The Communication curriculum is structured to achieve five student learning outcomes: 

  1. Critical Thinking: Students will demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, analyze, and evaluate communication processes and the impacts they have on their personal lives and our society.
  2. Oral Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to orally present well-supported and well-reasoned original ideas and arguments in a clear, concise, and organized fashion.
  3. Written Communication: Student will demonstrate the ability to write clear, concise, and compelling messages appropriate to the platform they are using and community they are engaging.
  4. Research: Students will understand the importance of scholarly research, including its theoretical and practical implications, demonstrate the ability to develop original research ideas, and collect and analyze data using the appropriate research methods.
  5. Diverse Perspectives: Students will demonstrate the ability to thrive in diverse personal or professional settings by becoming self-reflective, flexible, and open communicators in order to contribute to productive collaborations and manage conflict effectively.

Map of Student Learning Outcomes