Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the Communication Studies degree, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate subject matter knowledge of the communication studies discipline, including:
    • The history of the discipline;
    • The nature of theory and its role in the study and practice of human communication; and
    • The foundational theoretical concepts from multiple sub-disciplines within the major.
  2. Express ideas and relay information using conventions and forms appropriate to the intended audience.
  3. Test or generate new knowledge using research methods appropriate to the communication studies discipline.
  4. Articulate the relationship among disciplinary subject matter, research methodologies and one or more non-academic contexts.
  5. Demonstrate the value of multiple theoretical, pedagogical, and socio-cultural perspectives.
  6. Collaborate effectively and ethically in group problem-solving and decision-making situations.
  7. Demonstrate and value respectful engagement with individual and group differences in interactions with all others.
  8. Apply ethical standards to communication practices across multiple contexts
  9. Apply communication principles in service of justice for self, others, and society
  10. Innovate, justify, and enact solutions based on: inquiry, discernment, evidence, and analysis.
  11. Demonstrate and value the pursuit of ethical action through critical reason and reflection.
  12. Demonstrate and value a self-reflexive approach to the study and practice of communication.