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Communication Arts - Program Student Learning Goals



Students will demonstrate:


  • that they understand the role that various methods of communication play in all aspects of human interaction.
     
  • the skills necessary to prepare and present effective oral presentations.
     
  • the ability to understand and utilize effective communication strategies. In specific contexts, including (but not limited to) persuasion, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, small group interaction, and organizational roles.
     
  • the ability to make effective and informed choices about how to communicate in specific contexts, including (but not limited to) persuasion, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, small group interaction, leadership roles.
     
  • that they understand important theories and trends in the field of communication, and will be able to contextualize, analyze, and criticize aspects of contemporary culture through the application of these theories.
     
  • that they are knowledgeable about career fields that are appropriate for someone with a major or minor in Communication Arts, and will develop strategies for incorporating their knowledge and interests into job searches.
Updated 2011-12

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