Communication Mission and SLOs

Communication Department Mission

The Department of Communication encourages students to engage in all forms of critical dialogue to succeed in a globalized society. Students are taught to use theory, research, praxis, and ethics in order to problem-solve in a media-rich and diverse world. The Department of Communication believes that students should value critical listening and viewing, public speaking, community building, and intellectual curiosity as necessary components of effective communication.


Communication Department Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

SLO1: Understand how the power of communication helps change and shape society

SLO2: Demonstrate diverse communication styles: oral, written, nonverbal and visual

SLO3: Engage in critical dialogue to become reflective practitioners

SLO4: Apply the ability to balance theory and experience

SLO5: Demonstrate leadership skills and skills in coordinating team dynamics.

SLO6: Ground communication messages in a framework that promote ethical analysis


MA in Communication Studies Mission

The Department of Communication encourages students to engage in all forms of critical dialogue to succeed in a globalized society. Students are taught to use theory, research, praxis, and ethics in order to problem-solve in a media-rich and diverse world. The Department of Communication believes that students should value critical listening and viewing, public speaking, community building, and intellectual curiosity as necessary components of effective communication.


MA in Communication Studies Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

SLO1: Utilize the power of communication professionals to shape and change society

SLO2: Demonstrate diverse communication styles: oral, written, nonverbal and visual

SLO3: Engage in critical dialogue to become reflective practitioners as a communication professional

SLO4: Apply the ability to balance theory and experience

SLO5: Demonstrate leadership skills and skills in coordinating team dynamics

SLO 6: Ground communication messages in a framework that promote ethical, quantitative and qualitative analysis

KU Student Outcomes (KU): Kean University graduates should be able to:

1. Think critically, creatively and globally;

2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;

3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and

4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in professional areas

**General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (GE-K): Students will demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and content by:

(K1) applying the scientific method to comprehend natural concepts and processes;

(K2) evaluating major theories and concepts in social sciences;

(K3) relating historical references to literature; and

(K4) evaluating major theories and concepts in the fine arts.

 


Skills (GE-S): Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to:

(S1) write to communicate and clarify learning;

(S2) communicate effectively through speech;

(S3) solve problems using quantitative reasoning;

(S4) think critically about concepts in multiple disciplines; and

(S5) show information literacy


Values (GE-V): Students will demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility as a part of lifelong learning through:

(V1) personal responsibility;

(V2) ethical & social responsibility;

(V3) active in social & civic engagement;

(V4) respect for diverse culture; and

(V5) lifelong learning

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