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Learning Outcomes for M.A. in Communication

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Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the Communication discipline, its organization, and subfields using research vocabulary and language related to inquiry and writing in the field.
  2. Formulate research questions about communication phenomena/topics and locate information to answer the question(s) formulated.
  3. Identify and explain some of the similarities and differences between various research methodologies and paradigms in Communication research.
  4. Design, implement, and report on an original research project reflecting the conventions of the communication field.
  5. Exhibit the critical thinking, information literacy, and research skills necessary to adapt and succeed in research project development, question formation, interpretation and summarizing of findings.
  6. Understand the implications of using new media as part of an organization's communication strategy
  7. Evaluate and apply the appropriate channel and communication medium for specific situations
  8. Produce and present communication phenomenon and research projects in written and oral formal presentation modes.
  9. Create and present effective digital visual aids to support oral and written reports and presentations in various contexts.
  10. Analyze, evaluate, and apply communication theories, contexts, phenomena, and practices to various project-related situations in- and out of- class in interpersonal, organizational, and professional contexts.
  11. Recognize the challenges organizations, leaders, and employees face as adoption of new media and social media tools becomes reality.
  12. Consider how communication knowledge pertains to issues and challenges outside of academia
  13. Formulate a career plan and identify communication artifacts produced in the program to illustrate skills suitable for obtaining a position in the communication profession or the pursuit of an advanced degree in the discipline or related field.