Communication, Journalism (BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

1. LAW & ETHICS: Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of journalism law and ethics.

  • 1.1 Students will identify components essential to ethical journalism.
  • 1.2 Students will identify legal principles and cases essential to an understanding of professional journalism.

2. MULTIMEDIA: Employ the fundamentals of audio and video production that are essential to quality journalism.

  • 2.1 Students will generate interactive content and design a basic multimedia website.
  • 2.2 Students will produce audio-visual journalism content that meets professional standards.

3. WRITING & EDITING: Demonstrate the ability to write and edit a news story for grammar, style, mechanics and structure.

  • 3.1 Students will compose effective and compelling leads for news and feature articles.
  • 3.2 Students will create news and feature articles that meet professional publication standards.

4. REPORTING: Demonstrate the ability to cover a beat by gathering information for news and feature stories suitable for a variety of media.

  • 4.1 Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and access diverse sources.
  • 4.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to collect, record, research, and evaluate relevant information for a news or feature story.