Upon completion of a degree in communication studies, graduates will:
- Demonstrate effective critical and creative thinking skills evident in their ability to analyze and synthesize materials from a variety of sources and perspectives and applied to solving different types of problems.
- Possess a working knowledge of several foundational theories across the communication discipline and understand how those theories inform the practice of communication.
- Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of public presentations, including organization, research, argumentation, delivery, visual aids, and audience adaptation.
- Display knowledge of and ability to locate and utilize research materials to construct arguments and support positions.
- Demonstrate appropriate and effective written communication using discipline-relevant formats (APA and AP styles) correctly.
- Demonstrate professionalism with regard to business attire, appropriate email usage, business letter writing, interviewing skills, personal social media content, and ability to interact in professional contexts.
- Display knowledge and application of both personal and professional standards of ethics.
Upon completion of a degree in public relations, graduates will:
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical and social responsibilities of public relations practitioners and organizations, as well as the approaches available for resolving ethical dilemmas
- Demonstrate an understanding of public relations history including key time periods and pioneers in the field of public relations, as well as firm grasp on worldwide current events
- Have a working knowledge of the role of primary and secondary research in public relations and the ability to apply appropriate research methods
- Demonstrates an ability to utilize an effective and strategic communications plan that includes research, planning, implementation and evaluation
- Demonstrates appropriate and effective written communication using discipline-relevant formats (APA and AP styles) correctly
- Demonstrates understanding in current technology and its use, able to adapt to rapid changes and advancements
Upon completion of a degree in multimedia journalism graduates will:
- Understand the fundamentals of multimedia journalism as they relate to the industry, professional & personal levels of content creation to the point that a student would be able to pass a basic diagnostic examination of these fundamentals.
- Put together the elements of multimedia journalism to create a series of well-structured stories for the purpose of starting a portfolio that would be accepted by a media organization.
- Be proficient in evaluating the work of professional journalists based on the standards of journalistic writing established by professional media organizations.
- Create a feature article that meets the journalistic standards and rubrics set by the department.
- Create original stories for distribution via the web by putting mediated elements together to form a coherent or functional article/interactive content.
- Make judgments about the quality of academic work based on the standards of the academy and standard academic peer review.
- Put together the elements of communication research to create the artifacts of communication research.
- Evaluate the work of journalists based on the standards of journalistic writing and the standards of a given news organization.
- Create a coherent & functional print edition of the news based on other's work that meet the basic standard of journalistic quality.
- Put together the elements of multimedia journalism to create a series of well-structured stories for the purpose of starting a website.
Communication and Media Studies
Erin B. Swick419-772-1088
Performing Arts Center 130
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Tuesday:
12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Wednesday:
12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.Thursday:
8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Friday:
8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Saturday: