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Program Assessment

Note: In most cases, technical communication students enroll in COM 4790 – Senior Seminar.

Goal Statement for COM Senior Seminar

At the end of the course, students should demonstrate attainment of each of the following goals.

  1. Final class project demonstrates ability to prepare/incorporate critical audience analysis.
  2. Final class project demonstrates ability to prepare/incorporate critical project analysis.
  3. Final class project demonstrates ability to develop a communication project commensurate with a given corporate culture.
  4. Final class project demonstrates ability to write and/or develop a project at a level considered professional within the discipline.
  5. Final class project demonstrates ability to communicate complex issues to a narrowly defined audience to meet the specific needs of that audience.

Upon completion of a degree program in Journalism, students should be able to:

  • Promote critical thinking and evaluation of sources
  • Apply AP style in writing
  • Analyze basic ethical and legal constraints governing the actions of professional journalists and PR specialists
  • Demonstrate professional, collaborative behavior

Students evaluate the ethics of journalists’ actions using at least two paradigms for ethical action:

  • Students demonstrate knowledge of freedoms contained in the 1stAmendment
  • Students describe the importance of free expression

This data is collected and evaluated on a yearly basis


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