The Department of Communication Studies has designed an undergraduate curriculum that seeks to help students achieve the following learning outcomes, which are explained in additional detail in the Department Handbook:
- Writing Competency: Students will demonstrate effective writing in a research paper assignment which will be evaluated in the areas of: paragraph structure and organization.
- Speaking Competency: Students will demonstrate effective speaking in a public speaking assignment and will be evaluated in two areas: thesis and source citations.
- Information Literacy: Students will demonstrate information literacy through a speech and research paper assignment (info literacy is the array of knowledge and skills necessary to identify the information needed for a task and to locate, understand, evaluate, and use that information efficiently and effectively within appropriate ethical and legal limits). The specific areas include: Identifying Source Characteristics (speaking & writing), Source Formatting (in-text and reference page), and Documenting Information from Sources (speaking & writing).