Outcome Statements for Communication Majors
- Demonstrate a strong foundation in communication studies perspectives, theories, research, practices and performance, required to work or be involved effectively in communication fields/professions.
- Understand multiple theoretical perspectives and diverse intellectual underpinnings in communication as reflected in its philosophy and/or history.
- Engage in effective communication with diverse others in human relational interaction, complex social organizations.
- Develop, produce, and disseminate presentations in more than one form, medium, or context.
- Analyze and interpret relational/group/organizational/community communication, public discourse, and contemporary media competently.
- Competently and reflectively construct and analyze arguments and discourse intended to influence beliefs, attitudes, values, and practices.
- Conduct systematic and competent inquiry (the process of asking questions and systematically attempting to answer them, and understanding the limitations of the conclusion reached).
- Process and select appropriately from knowledge and skills to design and implement effective communication programs for specific subareas of communication.
- Practically apply knowledge in a real world setting, integrating ethical standards and appreciating diversity in their professional lives.
- Exhibit competence in key educational outcomes for empowered and informed learners per recommendations of the AAC&U report, Our Students Best Work, p. 5; as well as key outcomes espoused by URI (University wide outcomes; General education outcomes).