The Student Learning Outcomes for Civic Communication and Media Major:
- Pose and develop answers to significant, manageable, relevant questions about civic communication and media.
- Identify, synthesize and evaluate relevant scholarship related to significant questions about civic communication and media. Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of methods of inquiry in rhetoric relative to other liberal arts.
- Become familiar with prominent competing theories of rhetoric, and the reciprocal influence of media and public culture upon one another.
- Become familiar with historically significant uses of civic communication and media to address controversies, to constitute communities, and to effect change in public culture.
- Make cogent critical arguments that demonstrate understanding of methods of inquiry in rhetoric, and that contribute to ongoing conversations about civic communication and media.
- Make public arguments in multiple modes of communication, including writing and speech. Adapt theories of rhetoric to practices of civic communication and media.