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Communication Department

Communication Learning Outcomes

Saint Xavier University is dedicated to providing top-quality education that is intentionally designed to develop your skills and expertise as you prepare for the next step in your education or career. The learning outcomes reflect the specific competencies that you will gain from our Communication program, while the curriculum map portrays how these competencies will shape and prepare you for the real world.

The Communication Department at Saint Xavier University has adopted the nationally recognized National Communication Association's Learning Outcomes in Communication project as the learning outcomes for the major. As a student of Communication at Saint Xavier upon graduation you will be able to do the following:

Describe the communication discipline and its central questions.

Employ communication theories, perspectives, principles, and concepts.

Engage in communication inquiry

Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context

Critically analyze messages

Demonstrate the ability to accomplish communicative goals (self-efficacy)

Apply ethical communication principles and practices

Utilize communication to embrace difference

Influence public discourse