Learning Outcomes

In each of our Masters of Communication (MACOMM) courses, we aspire to achieve the following learning outcomes. For each learning outcome, I provide an example from my experience in the program. While these examples by no means capture everything I have learned as part of this program, they provide a few highlights from my journey.

  1. Theoretical literacy within the communication discipline demonstrated by the ability to articulate at least one theoretical framework and use it to illuminate a real-life communication problem, strategy, or initiative.
  2. Research literacy within the communication discipline demonstrated by the ability to create and complete at least one inquiry project that:
    1. Articulates a communication problem, strategy, or initiative to be analyzed and evaluated
    2. Adopts an epistemological standpoint
    3. Locates, aggregates, and analyzes credible research
    4. Drafts a literature review that supports and illuminates a chosen area of inquiry
    5. Composes and supports arguments using at least one theoretical framework
  3. Digital and media literacy demonstrated by the ability to create and evaluate content on at least one digital or media platform related to a specific communication initiative and audience.
  4. Writing literacy for chosen audiences, including the ability to draft and format an essay in an appropriate citation style.
  5. Ethical consideration within a communication situation demonstrated by the ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate at least one ethical dilemma or scenario related to communication and advocate a specific course of action.
  6. Global awareness and understanding of international issues and practices related to communication demonstrated by at least one activity or assignment that asks students to explore a communication situation or problem from a global/international perspective.
  7. Integrate theory and content learning by developing and completing a comprehensive communication project.

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