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Student Learning Outcomes

Communication Student Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication teaches analytical, critical, and practical skills that will help students to understand and improve communication practices and systems in all types of social settings.

More specifically, students who graduate with a B.A. in Communication will be able to

  1. Understand and critically evaluate forms and theories of communication in order to identify and differentiate points of view;

  2. Describe and explain issues, problems or conflicts in the contexts in which they occur and work towards effective solutions using a variety of theoretical frameworks;  

  3. Comprehend language and communicative interactions as creating, sustaining, and reflecting individuals, cultures, communities, and organizations;

  4. Recognize and account for one’s standpoint within diverse communication situations;

  5. Confront challenging situations in ways that develop understanding of the interests of multiple parties, and contribute to viable responses;

  6. Understand how various forms of communication are produced, interpreted and affect different audiences;

  7. Analyze as well as develop arguments, which may include the reasoning process, use of evidence, presence of fallacies, values and assumptions, in order to respond effectively;

  8. Analyze rules or patterns at work in a variety of communication events;
  9. Understand the contribution of communication to creating, sustaining, challenging, and transforming a variety of power relations;

  10. Selectively apply communication research methods to investigate social, political, legal and cultural arrangements;

  11. Demonstrate understanding of ethical dimensions of communication;

  12. Recognize and articulate the benefits and challenges of diverse communicative practices of people living in a global/multicultural society;

  13. Understand and utilize communication as a tool for positive social change.