College of Arts and Sciences
Journalism

Learning Outcomes

  • Undergraduate Communication Department students should be able to:

    • Understand and apply theories and principles of rhetoric, interpersonal communication, and mediated communication to communicate effectively in written, spoken, and other forms
    • Understand the legal, ethical, personal and social responsibilities of communicators
    • Identify interesting communication research questions, perform research, and produce academic writing of a standard suitable for target academic journals
    • Effectively engage in the practical application of communication skills and knowledge

    In addition, Journalism students should be able to:

    • Understand and apply theories and principles of communication and apply them particularly to making ethical decisions in the practice of journalism.
    • Understand the various roles and responsibilities of news media in society
    • Understand the legal, ethical, personal and social responsibilities of communicators
    • Demonstrate professionally sound and ethical news judgment.
    • Demonstrate performance in the four journalistic roles/genres of news, narrative, commentary and community building across traditional & digital platforms; late in major create a published portfolio in the roles/genres and a self-reflection
    • Understand and apply theories and principles of rhetoric, interpersonal communication, and mediated communication to communicate effectively in written, spoken, and other forms