Student Learning Objectives

Requirements for Fulfillment of College Distinction in the Department of Communication and Journalism

Speech

Students will learn to identify logical fallacies.

Students will learn proficiency with APA style for references and citations in written assignments.

Public Speaking students will know the basic organizational patterns for the body of their speeches by the end of the course.

Speech Education

Student's knowledge of Speech Communication will meet or exceed the passing score for Praxis of 550.

Students' knowledge of Theatre will meet or exceed the Praxis passing score of 580.

Students' knowledge of Principles of Learning & Teaching will meet or exceed Praxis passing score of 164.



Theatre

Students will demonstrate proficiency in MLA style in senior projects.

Students will learn and successfully complete a formalist analysis by the end of TH 2203-Play Analysis.

Journalism

Student will learn proficiency in interviewing to gather communication effectively and professionally.

Students will learn proficiency with AP style in their writing for publicationwritten and electronic.

Students will learn leadership skills necessary for professionals employed in journalism positions.

Students will learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills for application in professional situations.

Multi-Media Journalism (Masters Degree)

 Successful completion of written proposal and paper for the multimedia project requirement to complete the Master of Arts in Multimedia Journalism.

Successful completion of multimedia project to Journalism faculty. Students should be able to articulate the significance of their research and multimedia project to a panel of their peers and journalism professionals.

 Students must determine a feasible concept for primary research and then develop that into a proposal and subsequently scholarly papers that could be submitted for conferences or journal publication.

Surveys will be gathered from graduate alumni every five years. The surveys will gauge the professional and leadership experience of the alumnus since his/her graduation.