Students will write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences and purposes they serve.
Students will critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style and grammatical correctness.
Students will apply basic numerical and statistical concepts.
Students will apply tools and technologies appropriate for the communications professions in which they work.
Students will conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work.
Freedom of speech
Students will understand and apply the principles and laws of freedom of speech and the press for the right to dissent, to monitor and criticize power, and to assemble and petition for redress of grievances.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity.
Students will understand concepts and apply theories in the use and presentation of images and information.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications.
Students will think critically, creatively and independently.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic society in relation to mass communication.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of peoples and cultures and of the significance and impact of mass communications in a global society.