May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Communication Major

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In the BA in Communication, students learn 21st century written, oral, and visual communication knowledge and skills grounded in rhetorical theory and critically engaged with diverse social, environmental, and technological perspectives.  Students develop important skills and gain experiences that will support their learning and professionalization during their time at the University and beyond. Students will apply communication concepts and theories to real world problems and issues within one or more communication industries.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completing the degree, students will be able to:
  • Create written texts using appropriate supporting materials and theories in communication and rhetoric
  • Communicate ideas orally within multiple contexts
  • Use information design principles to produce texts appropriate for an audience, purpose, and context
  • Summarize and apply key concepts in communication and rhetorical theory
  • Evaluate the historical and/or cultural contexts of communication practices and describe their ethical, social, or environmental implications
  • Evaluate messages from a variety of media and technologies using methodologies in communication
  • and rhetoric

Other Required Courses in Related Subject Areas

Any Department 1C course: 3 Credits

Communication Capstone

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