Communications Minor learning outcomes

Demonstrate competency in creating professional messages across a wide spectrum of media that fulfill specific communication purposes and meet the needs of the audience.

  • Create direct and indirect messages for print, digital, and oral media in regional and global contexts
  • Compose, evaluate, and critique a wide variety of message types
  • Engage in planning, brainstorming, drafting, and revising stages in message development
  • Use concise, clear, correct language

Model effective and professional communication skills for interpersonal, team, organizational, and culturally diverse contexts.

  • Translate knowledge for different audiences and purposes
  • Demonstrate cultural responsiveness
  • Work collaboratively and productively in a team

Demonstrate information literacy skills.

  • Gather, evaluate, and incorporate evidence to support claims/arguments
  • Apply citation styles correctly

Practice common document design techniques as they apply to a variety of workplace messages.

  • Design effective and attractive documents and support materials by adhering to basic principles of design
  • Determine appropriate visual requirements
  • Create effective visuals

Apply rhetorical principles to the design and delivery of oral, print, and digital messages.

  • Analyze an audience to determine the message medium, form, and tone
  • Identify interactional goals
  • Construct valid arguments
  • Use ethical practices and language in preparing messages






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