Learning Outcomes

The Department of Communication Studies focuses on the following core learning outcomes for all majors:


  1. Speech: Students are able to speak proficiently in context
  2. Writing: Students are able to write proficiently at college level
  3. Concepts: Students are able to apply communication concepts
  4. Methodology: Students are able to understand methods for generating knowledge
  5. Critical Thinking: Students are able to employ critical thinking skills
  6. Teamwork: Students are able to work cooperatively in small groups
  7. Ethics: Students are able to reflect on the ethical dimensions of actions



In addition to these program-level learning outcomes, every course in our department focuses on specialized course-specific learning outcomes.