Learning Outcomes

COMM ARTS LEARNING OUTCOME 1:
Students will apply the foundational theories, tools and concepts essential for communication study and practice to  successfully and independently conceptualize, research, plan, implement and evaluate applied projects or basic research.

COMM ARTS LEARNING OUTCOME 2:
Students will apply their understanding of interactions between media and society to successfully and independently conceptualize, research, plan, implement and evaluate applied projects or basic research.

COMM ARTS LEARNING OUTCOME 3:
Students will successfully and independently conceptualize, research, plan, implement and evaluate applied communication projects or basic research using media and tools appropriate to the task and to the discipline or its sub-disciplines.

COMM ARTS LEARNING OUTCOME 4:
Students will demonstrate their responsibility to apply their knowledge, skills and abilities in service to the community.

Undergraduate students develop these competencies by preparing for and completing SHC Core coursework, Communication Arts coursework and/or minor coursework as well as an internship and participation in departmental extra-curricular activities.

Students demonstrate these competencies via a capstone experience that includes a portfolio presentation and an INDEPENDENT, integrative and synthesizing work (research paper or project) appropriate to each of the three concentration areas.