Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the communication degree program, students will be able to:

  1. Explain and critique the major foundations, perspectives, issues, and theories of communication
  2. Evaluate, critique, and produce research from a variety of methodological perspectives
  3. Analyze diverse messages and systems of message production
  4. Create effective and intentional oral, written, and mediated communication for a diverse range of audiences
  5. Identify and interrogate the power and impact of communication structures, institutions, and platforms
  6. Apply communication principles and theories to address complex real world problems impacting diverse communities 
  7. Cultivate and shape communication based on principles of justice, fairness, access, and equity with the aim of amplifying the voices and visibility of marginalized groups