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History

  • Policy Number: SP.06.005
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Trudy Milburn
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
  • Approval Date: 10/12/06
  • Effective Date: 10/12/06
  • Supercedes:

Purpose

After having completed the requirements for the degree, students will be able to:

  • Interact with others in one-on-one and small/large group settings, and with audiences of diverse memberships
  • Collaborate effectively with others
  • Analyze messages critically for content, purpose, organization, argument, style and meaning
  • Analyze conflicts and work through resolutions
  • Differentiate ethical dimensions of health, environmental or organizational messages and estimate their impact upon a given community
  • Choose an optimal means to communicate depending upon the audience, situation and by understanding the relevance, limitations and effectiveness of different communication technologies

Background

The BA in Communication is based on a thorough examination of how we use language in a variety of specific social contexts.  By critically considering how meaning is negotiated in health, environmental and business/nonprofit settings, students will appreciate the complexity of coordinating our actions. 

By working in diverse small and large groups, making presentations, and using a variety of channels – from face-to-face to telephone, email to internet, students who complete the program will be prepared to take responsibility for their interactions within their communities and the workplace of their choosing.

Policy

Accountability

Communication Program 

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