Student Learning Outcomes: Communication & Media Studies

Human Communication

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain concepts related to models of human communication
  2. Compare and contrast the communication process in a variety of different contexts
  3. Explain the various theoretical perspectives from which communication may be studied
  4. Explain perception and the role it plays in the communication process
  5. Examine the effects of gender roles and cultural influences on communication
  6. Evaluate verbal and nonverbal communication
  7. Differentiate between hearing and listening
  8. Analyze ethical issues related to human communication
  9. Recognize elements of group dynamics and leadership qualities
  10. Evaluate public communication and rhetoric

Developed: 2017-2018

Interpersonal Communication

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in interpersonal communication contexts.
  2. Identify aspects of self-concept and how it changes over time
  3. Explain perception and the role it plays in the communication process
  4. Examine the effects of gender roles and cultural influences on communication
  5. Describe the stages of relationship development
  6. Identify behaviors that contribute to confirming and disconfirming climates
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in managing conflict

Developed: 2017-2018

Introduction to Film Studies

By the end of this course (or a similarly structured course), students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in composition, movement, editing, sound, and production design
  2. Demonstrate competence in developments in screen narrative
  3. Explain and articulate film’s relation to other arts and media
  4. Identify film’s role as an instrument of social expression

Developed: 2017-2018

Introduction to Media & Culture

By the end of this course (or a similarly structured course), students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in foundational concepts in media theory and media studies
  2. Develop the vocabulary to discuss and contextualize (a) media and culture, (b) media power, (c) media systems and practices, and (d) media representation as a political and symbolic process in the United States
  3. Explain the interplay of structure and agency in media systems and social action.

Developed: 2017-2018

Meetings & Events

Oct 15

Academic Affairs Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Fiscal and Administrative Policy Committee Meeting

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