Student Learning Outcomes

General Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the BA in Communication & Media Studies degree program should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively orally.
  • Communicate effectively in writing.
  • Communicate effectively using a variety of communication and information technologies and media.
  • Explain the process of human communication in its various contexts.
  • Explain the significance of major moments in communication and media history.
  • Use communication theory to analyze and evaluate individual, group, and mass media messages for how they work and for their consequences.
  • Create communicative materials that incorporate communication theory, audience analysis, and rhetorical and persuasive strategies.
  • Understand and apply the concepts of social and legal regulation as they relate to the use of existing and emerging communicative materials.
  • Be sensitive to and respectful of cultural differences in communicative and media practices.
  • Recognize an ethical responsibility to other individuals, the community, the discipline, the profession, and society as a whole based on various perspectives and associated standards of ethical communication in face-to-face and mediated environments.
  • Explain how human communication is impacted by various technologies and media.
  • Use the history of communication and media to explain the present and anticipate the future of the field.

Contact Us

Department of Communication and Media Studies

Dr. Annette M. Holba, Department Chair
Hyde Hall 129 A
Phone: (603) 535-2878
Fax: (603) 535-2780

Mailing Address
Department of Communication and Media Studies, MSC 60
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264